From BR Bullpen
Yamaico Navarro Perez
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
 Biographical Information
Yamaico Navarro, signed by scout Pablo Lantigua, began his professional career in 2006, with the DSL Red Sox. He hit .279/.344/.438 in 53 games. The following year, he played for the Lowell Spinners, hitting .289/.357/.409 in 62 games. In 2008, Navarro played for the Greenville Drive (83 games) and Lancaster JetHawks (42 games), hitting a combined .304 with 11 home runs in 125 games. He spent the winter with the North Shore Honu and hit .207. Baseball America named him the #9 prospect in the Boston Red Sox chain.
He played for the Spinners (five games), Salem Red Sox (23 games) and Portland Sea Dogs (39 games), hitting a combined .240 in 67 games while battling injury in 2009. He was 2 for 16 that winter for the Tigres del Licey. Navarro hit .275 with 11 home runs for the Sea Dogs (88 games) and Pawtucket Red Sox (16 games) prior to his August 20, 2010 call-up to the major leagues. He was summoned to replace an injured Dustin Pedroia on the roster.
He made his major league debut the same day, coming in as a substitute in a 16-2 Red Sox loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Pinch-hitting for SS Marcos Scutaro, he singled off Brett Cecil in his first major league at-bat, then was retired in his next two turns at the plate; in the field he played 2 innings each at second base and at shortstop.