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Orioles acquire outfielder Efren Navarro, designate outfielder L.J. Hoes for assignment

Orioles acquire outfielder Efren Navarro, designate outfielder L.J. Hoes for assignment

The Orioles made a minor trade with the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday afternoon, acquiring left-handed-hitting outfielder Efren Navarro for cash. The Orioles designated right-handed-hitting outfielder L.J. Hoes for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

Navarro, 29, hit .329/.380/.442 with 24 doubles, one triple, two home runs, and 29 RBIs in 72 games with Triple-A Salt Lake in 2015 and is a .316/.378/.449 hitter in 552 games at the Triple-A level over parts of five seasons. 

In 54 games with the Angels last season, he batted .253/.295/.301 with four doubles and five RBIs. Navarro was designated last week when the Angels signed reliever Al...

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