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Dioner Navarro | Catcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Dioner Navarro went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday.
The Blue Jays had been no-hit through 7 1/3 innings in the contest before erupting for six runs in the eighth inning. Sadly, it was still not enough for the Jays to overcome the poor pitching from Drew Hutchison. Navarro is now hitting .235/.290/.358 with 11 RBI on the season. Jul 3 - 10:13 PM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Dioner Navarro "renewed his interest in a trade this week."

Navarro requested a trade over the winter after the Blue Jays signed Russell Martin and he apparently still desires to be somewhere where he could catch more. He's been the Jays' backup catcher and occasional designated hitter but would probably represent an upgrade as a starting catcher for a handful of clubs.
Jul 3 - 9:13 AM

Dioner Navarro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

Navarro has homered in two straight games after going homerless in his first 18 contests of the season. He's 5-for-8 in his last two games to raise his overall line to .270/.315/.413 with eight RBI.
Jun 23 - 9:38 PM

Dioner Navarro went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run, and three runs scored in Monday's win over the Rays.

Navarro doubled and scored the Jays' first run in the second inning, belted a solo home run in the fourth inning, then singled and scored in the sixth. He has played intermittently since coming off of the DL in early June and had recorded only one hit in his last 19 plate appearances. Navarro now has a .254/.304/.356 batting line with one home run and seven RBI.
Jun 22 - 10:42 PM

Blue Jays activated C/DH Dioner Navarro from the 15-day disabled list.

Navarro ended up missing around five weeks with a strained left hamstring. He'll serve as a backup to Russell Martin and figures to get a bunch of starts out of the DH spot now that Jose Bautista is healthy enough to play in the outfield again.
Jun 2 - 3:58 PM

Dioner Navarro (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Navarro has missed over five weeks with a strained hamstring, but he's gotten through a few rehab games without a setback. With Jose Bautista's shoulder improved enough to allow him to return to the outfield, Navarro should see a decent number of starts in the designated hitter spot.
Jun 1 - 4:32 PM

Dioner Navarro (hamstring) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Buffalo.

Navarro has been sidelined for about a month with strained left hamstring, but he's finally ready to return to game action. He's on track to return sometime next week.
May 26 - 1:33 PM

Dioner Navarro recently felt some more tightness in his ailing left hamstring while rehabbing at the Blue Jays' spring training complex.

It's not clear at this point how big of a setback it is, but obviously he's not going to be returning for a while. Navarro has already been on the shelf for a couple weeks.
May 4 - 8:38 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said that Dioner Navarro (hamstring) had a "nice little tear in [the hamstring]."

That's an interesting way to describe an injury. Navarro is expected to miss three weeks, though he could end up sidelined for longer than that. Josh Thole was called up from Triple-A to serve as backup for Russell Martin until Navarro's little tear has healed.
Apr 23 - 4:38 PM

Blue Jays placed C Dioner Navarro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Josh Thole has been called up from Triple-A Buffalo to serve as the backup to Blue Jays starting catcher Russell Martin. Navarro will likely miss three weeks.
Apr 23 - 11:19 AM

Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart said Monday that Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro is not a possible trade candidate because his "salary doesn't fit."

Navarro is only owed $5 million in 2015 and can then become a free agent, so the Diamondbacks must be under a real budget crunch. Tuffy Gosewisch appears set to open the 2015 season as Arizona's backstop. Navarro has requested a trade from the Blue Jays, who will start Russell Martin behind the plate, but the 31-year-old might not get his wish before Opening Day.
Mar 23 - 1:10 PM

Dioner Navarro (knee) is back in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

Navarro is serving as the designated hitter in one of the club's split-squad games after missing the last week of action with a minor knee injury. He's still a few days away from doing any catching.
Mar 15 - 12:31 PM

Dioner Navarro (knee) is scheduled to take batting practice on Saturday.

The veteran backstop said Saturday that his knee is feeling significantly better. With Russell Martin slated to serve as the Jays primary backstop this season, Navarro is expected to see most of his at-bats out of the DH slot.
Source: Barry Davis
Mar 14 - 9:55 AM

Dioner Navarro tweaked his knee Monday and might have to miss a couple of days.

It sounds relatively minor. The Blue Jays signed Russell Martin over the winter, so Navarro's role for 2015 is uncertain at the moment. He still could be a candidate to be traded this spring.
Mar 10 - 9:30 AM

Dioner Navarro told Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun that the Diamondbacks and Tigers have interest in trading for him.

Navarro was told the information by his agent, Melvin Roman. Both are logical fits, as the Diamondbacks have one of the weakest catching situations in the majors and the Tigers have uncertainty about Alex Avila's concussion history. Navarro, 31, hit .274/.317/.395 with 12 home runs and 69 RBI last season and will make $5 million in 2015. He's a possibility to see at-bats out of the DH spot if the Blue Jays decide to keep him around.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 10 - 8:47 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
2Ben Revere
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Drew Hutchison
3R.A. Dickey
4Mark Buehrle
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Mark Lowe
6LaTroy Hawkins
7Liam Hendriks
8Bo Schultz
9Ryan Tepera