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Dioner Navarro | Catcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Dioner Navarro went 2-for-4 and drove home three runs, leading the Blue Jays to a 5-0 victory over the Indians on Saturday afternoon.
Navarro delivered a pair of RBI singles in the game, one in the first inning to increase the Blue Jays lead to 2-0, and another in the seventh to add on an insurance run. He's hitting .254/.279/.317 with 12 RBI in his first 16 games with the Jays. Apr 19 - 4:03 PM

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Dioner Navarro singled and had an RBI in Friday's win over the Orioles.

The Blue Jays got both of their runs in the fourth inning Friday and Navarro was credited with an RBI on a fielder's choice. The 30-year-old backstop landed a two-year, $8 million deal with Toronto over the winter after hitting .300 with 13 homers in 89 games with the Cubs last season, but the odds are against a repeat.
Apr 11 - 9:46 PM

Blue Jays signed C Dioner Navarro to a two-year, $8 million contract.

He'll receive $3 million in 2014 and $5 million in 2015. Navarro played 2013 on a minor league deal but earned a notable contract after batting .300/.365/.492 with 13 home runs and 34 RBI in 89 games for the Cubs. He'll be the Jays' No. 1 catcher, as Toronto is looking to move J.P. Arencibia.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 08:27:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays have reached agreement on a two-year, $8 million contract with free agent catcher Dioner Navarro.

Navarro is expected to serve as Toronto's primary backstop, which means that J.P Arencibia will likely be traded. Navarro, 29, batted .300/.365/.492 with 13 home runs and 34 RBI in 89 games this past season for the Cubs. That slash line is well above his typical career output and he's doubtful to replicate it, but he should still carry a decent amount of fantasy value as an everyday player with the Jays. The contract pays Navarro a $3 million salary in 2014 and $5 million in 2015.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:32:00 AM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Twins are one of about five teams monitoring free agent catcher Dioner Navarro.

Berardino got the information from a general manager who is "closely monitoring the situation." Navarro, who turns 30 in February, is coming off a career-best season in which he batted .300/.365/.492 with 13 homers in just 266 plate appearances with the Cubs. Peter Gammons of MLB Network reported Monday that he was close to signing with an unidentified team.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Peter Gammons of MLB Network reports that Dioner Navarro is close to signing with a team.

Gammons notes that the Red Sox are not involved. Navarro, who turns 30 in February, should do quite well for himself after hitting .300/.365/.492 with 13 homers in just 266 plate appearances this past season with the Cubs. The Marlins were recently mentioned as a potential landing spot.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 05:46:00 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have expressed interest in Dioner Navarro.

Rob Brantly hasn't come along as hoped, so the Fish are looking to add more punch behind the dish. Navarro is coming off a surprising 2013 campaign that saw him bat .300/.365/.492 with 13 homers in just 266 plate appearances for the Cubs. He'll turn 30 in February.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox view Dioner Navarro as a "fallback option" if their other targets don't work out.

Brian McCann and A.J. Pierzynski are reportedly on the Red Sox' radar, and the club hasn't ruled out re-signing Jarrod Saltalamacchia. They should have the necessary dough to land one of them, but, if not, Navarro wouldn't be a bad consolation price. He batted .300/.365/.492 with 13 homers in just 266 plate appearances for the Cubs this past season.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 11:23:00 PM

Dioner Navarro hit his 13th homer against the Braves on Friday.

With Welington Castillo is out, Navarro will get to play regularly the final week and a half and try to further enhance his numbers as he heads to free agency. The only catcher with a higher OPS than his .865 mark is Joe Mauer.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Dioner Navarro went 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored against the Reds on Tuesday.

It was Navarro's first start since a collision at home plate last week that caused him to be carted off the field, and he showed no ill effects. Navarro took Homer Bailey deep in the fourth inning for his 10th home run in just 163 at-bats this season. The catcher also singled and scored on a Nate Schierholtz home run earlier in the game. He's hitting .288/.357/.509 in 65 games this year.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 01:41:00 AM

Dioner Navarro (ankle) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday for the Cubs.

Navarro appeared as a pinch-hitter on Sunday, but this will be his first start since he suffered a mild ankle sprain on a home plate collision last Wednesday. He's batting cleanup against right-hander Homer Bailey in his return.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 03:20:00 PM

Dioner Navarro (ankle) served as a pinch-hitter Sunday in the Cubs' loss to the Cardinals.

Navarro missed a couple straight games after suffering a mild ankle sprain on an ugly home-plate collision last Wednesday with the Phillies' Chase Utley. Navarro will continue to serve as Welington Castillo's backup.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 08:14:00 AM

Dioner Navarro (ankle) is available on Saturday.

Navarro was sent to the hospital on Wednesday after an ugly-looking collision at home plate with the Phillies' Chase Utley. But all tests have returned negative results and he was able to get through pregame drills on Saturday.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Dioner Navarro is expected to avoid the disabled list after being diagnosed with a mild ankle sprain.

Navarro underwent an MRI on Thursday to determine the severity of his injury after a collision with Chase Utley at home plate in Wednesday's contest. He's considered day-to-day and could return to the Cubs lineup before the end of the weekend.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 07:03:00 PM

Dioner Navarro will have an MRI on his right ankle.

Navarro was sent to the hospital Wednesday after being involved in a collision at home plate with the Phillies' Chase Utley. X-rays turned up negative but the Cubs are worried that he may have suffered ligament damage. J.C. Boscan has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 11:55:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Ryan Goins
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Jonathan Diaz
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Anthony Gose
RF1Jose Bautista
2Moises Sierra
DH1Adam Lind
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4J.A. Happ
5Drew Hutchison
6Dustin McGowan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Sergio Santos
3Steve Delabar
4Aaron Loup
5Brett Cecil
6Esmil Rogers
7Neil Wagner
8Todd Redmond