A non-roster invitee to Spring Training, Efren has appeared in 153 major league games in five seasons with the Angels (2011, 2013-15) and Tigers (2017) ... signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in January... Has batted .243 (77-for-317) with 16 doubles, two triples, three homers and 22 RBI in 153-major league games ... appeared in a career-high 64 games in 2014 with the Angels... Is in his 12th professional season ... has batted .295 (1,343-for-4,557) with 282 doubles, 65 homers and 604 RBI in 1,241-career minor league games... Played three games with Team Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, going 4-for-9 (.444) with three runs scored, one double and one RBI... Appeared in the 2014 ALDS with the Angels, going 0-for-1... Named a mid-season All-Star in 2008 (Cedar Rapids/Midwest League) and 2013 (Salt Lake/PCL) ... also named a post-season All-Star in 2013 ... earned a MILB Gold Glove in 2011 with Salt Lake... Selected by the Angels in the 50th round of the 2007 draft out of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV).
Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Toledo, appearing in 131 games ... was a September call-up to the Tigers and batted .230 (14-for-61) with two homers in 23 games... Recorded his first-career multi-homer game, September 23 vs. Minnesota, going 2-for-3 with two solo homers... Went 2-for-22 (.091) in his first nine games with the Tigers ... in his final 14 games, he batted .308 (12-for-39) with a double, triple, two homers and seven walks (.413 OBP)... Batted .276 (132-for-479) with 23 doubles, 10 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games with Toledo.
Split time between the Seattle and St. Louis organizations, batting a combined .275 (128-for-465) with seven homers in 126 games with Triple-A Tacoma and Triple-A Memphis... Began the season with Triple-A Tacoma and hit .243 (65-for-268) with 40 runs scored, 11 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 31 RBI in 72 games ... was released by Seattle, June 29, and appeared in one game with Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican League... Signed a minor league contract with St. Louis, July 8 ... hit .320 (63-for-197) with 28 runs scored, five doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI in 54 games with Memphis ... played in 34 games in August/September and hit .307 (39-for-127) with 15 runs scored, three doubles and 13 RBI... Appeared in 58 games with Naranjeros de Hermosillo in the Mexican Winter League and hit .271 (62-for-229) with 24 runs scored, 11 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 33 RBI.
Split the season between Triple-A Salt Lake and Los Angeles (A.L.), combining to play in 126 games ... made his first-career Opening Day major league roster ... batted a career-high .253 (21-for-83) with four doubles and five RBI in 54 major league contests... Notched two three-hit games with the Angels, June 11 at Tampa Bay and June 23 vs. Houston... With Salt Lake, he batted .329 (93-for-283) with 24 doubles, two homers and 29 RBI in 72 games... Recorded a 10-game hitting streak with Salt Lake from April 24-May 12 -- batted .500 (20-for-40) with 11 runs scored, five doubles, one home run and four RBI during the 10-game stretch.
Made four different stints with the Angels, batting .245 (39/159) with 10 doubles, one triple, one home run and 14 RBI in 64 games...Connected for first career home run July 26 vs. Detroit...Made 28 appearances at first base, 23 in left field, six in right field and four at DH...Posted a .989 fielding percentage in 55 games in the field...Went 2-for-6 with a double, triple and three RBI as a pinch hitter...Tallied a pinch-hit, walk-off double in the 16th inning July 18...Marked first career walk-off hit and the first pinch-hit walk-off by an Angel since Alberto Callaspo Sept. 7, 2012 vs. Detroit...Initially recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake May 9...Optioned back to Triple-A May 22...Recalled for the second time June 21 before being optioned back June 27...Recalled July 12 and optioned back to Triple-A for the final time Aug. 30...Last recall came Sept. 2...Played in 72 games with the Bees, batting .326 (89/273) with 19 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 50 RBI.
Appeared in four games for the Angels, going 1-for-4 with an RBI and a SB…Recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake Sept. 16 and made first big league appearance since 2011 that night...On Sept. 22, made first start and collected first big league hit since September 28, 2011…Also logged first career big league RBI on Sept. 22... Spent a majority of the season with Salt Lake...In 134 games for the Bees, hit .326 and led the PCL with 39 doubles…His 167 hits ranked second in the league while his 81 RBI were tied for eighth... Named a PCL All-Star and was the lone representative for the Bees...Tabbed as the starting first baseman for the All-PCL team...Voted the best defensive first baseman in the PCL by PCL managers.
Established a Triple-A Salt Lake record and led all minor league players with 141 games played in 2012, breaking the previous record of 139 games held by Mark Trumbo... Named the Angels Minor League Defensive Player of the Year and rated as the best defensive first baseman in the PCL by Baseball America... Batted .294 (155-for-528) with 35 doubles, one triple, seven homers and 74 RBI.
Began 2011 at Triple-A Salt Lake...Was second on the Bees batting .317 with a career-high 12 home runs...Led all qualifying first basemen with a
.998fielding percentage...Awarded a 2011 Minor League Rawlings Gold Glove and was recipient of Angels Organizational Gold Glove...Contract
selected by Angels, Sept. 1...Pinch-hit appearance, Sept. 2 marked Major League debut...On Sept. 28, notched his first two Major League hits in the final game of the season vs. Texas.
He played in 128 games with Double-A Arkansas ... rated as the best defensive first baseman in the Texas League by Baseball America ... batted .267 with six homers and 50 RBI.
He appeared in 130 games with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga ... named best defensive first baseman in the California League ... batted .287 with five homers.
Named to the 2008 Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star team...Ended the 2008 season hitting .349 over 35
games with Ranch Cucamonga Quakes.
He played in 45 games between the AZL Angels and Orem in his debut season ... batted .353 in five games in the Arizona League and .212 in 40 games with Orem.