Cubs reportedly sign first baseman


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Butch Dill - USA Today Sports
Butch Dill - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs made a move on Sunday with the signing of first baseman Efren Navarro to a minor league deal and an invite to spring training according to multiple reports.

The 31-year old is a defensive first baseman that bats left-handed. The Cubs are pretty stacked with their positional players but they do not have a lot of depth at first base after star Anthony Rizzo.

Navarro also has experience playing the outfield in the majors but he is more than likely just giving the Cubs more organizational depth at first base and in the outfield.

In 2017 with the Detroit Tigers, Navarro batted .230 with two homers, 8 walks, and .696 OPS in 23 games. He had a tough time at the plate with a 30.4% strikeout rate with an 11.6% walk rate. For his career, he is batting .243 with three homers, 22 RBIs, and .306 on-base percentage. He has also had stints in the minors with the Cardinals and Mariners.

He was drafted by the Angels in the 50th round in the 2007 MLB draft.

Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Loading...
Post your comments!
WATCH: Schwarber ejected, Baez restrains him from umpire
WATCH: Schwarber ejected, Baez restrains him from umpire
Schwarber: "I didn't think an ejection there was necessary at all."
Schwarber: "I didn't think an ejection there was necessary at all."
Darvish tallies first win as Cubs defeat Reds handily
Darvish tallies first win as Cubs defeat Reds handily
WATCH: Baez pulls off flashy double play
WATCH: Baez pulls off flashy double play
WATCH: Zobrist crushes Cubs' third home run of game
WATCH: Zobrist crushes Cubs' third home run of game
WATCH: Schwarber with bunt single after homer
WATCH: Schwarber with bunt single after homer
WATCH: Baez crushes towering blast for 11th homer
WATCH: Baez crushes towering blast for 11th homer
WATCH: Fan makes barehanded grab of Schwarber's home run
WATCH: Fan makes barehanded grab of Schwarber's home run
Cubs reliever optioned to Triple-A Iowa
Cubs reliever optioned to Triple-A Iowa
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Updates
Daily Digest