Omar Narvaez

Position: C
Born: 2/10/1992
Height: 5'10
Weight: 175
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Selected from the Tampa Bay Rays in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft on December 12, 2013 (CHW). Originally signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on July 4, 2008 (TAM).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .239 with two homers and 16 RBIs in 54 games between Birmingham (Double-A) and Charlotte (Triple-A).

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Charlotte July 6 when C Alex Avila was placed on the 15-day DL. RHP Jake Petricka was moved from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 7/17/2016

Debut Details
July 17, in an 8-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The starting catcher, he batted ninth and went 1-for-3 with a run scored. In his first at-bat, facing Jered Weaver, he doubled to center field. He then flew out in the fifth and grounded out in the eighth.

Player Notes
A career .277 hitter over eight minor league seasons, he batted over .300 in short-season campaigns in the Venezuelan Summer League in 2009 and 2010 and then at Short-Season A Princeton in 2012. In 2015 with the White Sox organization he batted .274 with one homer and 27 RBIs in 98 games at Winston-Salem (High A). That game total was actually a career high for Narvaez, who had not played above Class A ball until this season. Though he has minimal power, he has a decent bat for a back-up catcher.