Orioles Acquire OF Efren Navarro from Angels

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder Efren Navarro from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder L.J. Hoes has been designated for assignment.

Navarro, 29, hit .329/.380/.442 with 24 doubles, one triple, two home runs, and 29 RBI in 72 games with Triple-A Salt Lake in 2015. In 54 games with the Angels last season, he batted .253/.295/.301 with four doubles and five RBI. Over nine minor league seasons, Navarro has hit .300/.365/.417 with 243 doubles, 19 triples, 48 home runs, and 495 RBI. Originally selected by the Angels in the 50th round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, he has played in 130 career Major League games, batting .246/.303/.324 with 15 doubles, one triple, one home run, and 20 RBI.

Hoes, 25, batted .295/.383/.400 in 99 games with Triple-A Fresno and .267/.313/.267 in eight games with the Houston Astros in 2015. He was acquired by the Orioles from the Astros via trade on November 25, 2015.