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Eliécer Navarro

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 177 lb.

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Eliécer Navarro is a minor league pitcher.

Navarro signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2006. In 2007, he went 8-2 with a save and 2.83 ERA for the DSL Pirates, striking out 85 while walking 17 in 70 innings. He was 8th in the Dominican Summer League in strikeouts and tied for 6th in wins. In 2008, the southpaw was 4-3 with a 1.42 ERA for the same club; he fanned 108 while walking only 8 and allowing just 50 hits in 76 innings. He was third in the DSL in K's.

He was on Panama's roster for the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Navarro pitched one game, relieving Bruce Chen in the loss to Puerto Rico. Navarro got Mike Aviles to ground to short but Aviles reached on a Ruben Tejada error. Eliecer then tried to pick-off Aviles but an error by 1B Julio Zuleta sent the runner to third. Ramon Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly, then Navarro got Carlos Beltran on a grounder and Carlos Delgado on a pop-out. In the 6th, the young hurler got Alex Rios on a grounder. Ivan Rodriguez and Geovany Soto hit back-to-back doubles to produce a run, and Arquimedes Nieto came in to relieve Navarro.

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