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Dioner Navarro | Catcher | #27

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 215
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / NYY
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Dioner Navarro went 1-for-1 with a solo home run and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Rangers.
Navarro clocked a solo home run off Rangers starter Derek Holland in the third inning. He would add a sacrifice fly in the fifth to finish off his Sunday offensive contribution to the Sox. Despite flashing a tiny bit of pop in the win, there is no fantasy upside here. The backstop is currently slashing just .129/.176/.226 in 31 at-bats. When almost all of your triple-slash reads below .200, you are not doing it right. Apr 24 - 5:57 PM

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Dioner Navarro went 0-for-3 in Monday's loss and is 1-for-22 to start the season.

Alex Avila is 3-for-22 while splitting time with Navarro. The White Sox will start playing one more than the other when the results begin to justify it. Obviously, neither is setting himself apart thus far.
Apr 19 - 12:08 AM

Dioner Navarro suffered a bruise Sunday when he fouled a pitch off his foot.

Navarro was limping around in the White Sox clubhouse on Monday morning, but he told reporters it's nothing serious. The veteran catcher should be fine for the start of the 2016 regular season. He is expected to platoon behind the plate with Alex Avila.
Mar 14 - 12:02 PM

White Sox signed C Dioner Navarro to a one-year, $4 million contract.

The deal was first reported on Thursday and is now official. Navarro is a career .270/.336/.439 hitter against left-handed pitching and should form a nice platoon with Alex Avila. He batted .246/.307/.374 with five homers for the Blue Jays this past season.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 12:05:00 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the White Sox have signed free agent catcher Dioner Navarro to a one-year contract.

Chicago pounced quickly on Navarro after making 2015 starting catcher Tyler Flowers a surprise non-tender on Wednesday night. There was probably already a handshake agreement in place. Alex Avila inked a one-year free agent contract with the White Sox last month, so the club will feature a completely different look behind the plate heading into 2016. Avila bats left-handed and Navarro is a switch-hitter who tends to excel against southpaws. It should make for a nice platoon.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 08:45:00 AM

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Monday that he is hoping to bring back Dioner Navarro.

Navarro sounded open to that idea after Game 6 of the ALCS on Friday night in Kansas City, but the 31-year-old free agent might want to try for more playing time after appearing in only 54 games this season behind starting Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin. Navarro actually requested a trade last winter when the Jays signed Martin to a five-year, $82 million deal.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Dioner Navarro said Friday that he'd be open to a return to the Blue Jays next season.

"Wherever God takes me", the 31-year-old backstop said when asked where he may end up in his impending free agency. Navarro appeared in just 54 games for the Jays in 2015, slashing .246/.307/.374 with five homers and 20 RBI. He'll most likely seek an opportunity for more playing time elsewhere.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 09:06:00 AM

Dioner Navarro is in the starting lineup for Game 5 of the ALCS against the Royals.

It's not a big surprise, as Navarro is usually paired with Marco Estrada. The full lineup for the Blue Jays as they attempt to keep their season alive: Ben Revere LF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Jose Bautista RF, Edwin Encarnacion DH, Chris Colabello 1B, Troy Tulowitzki SS, Navarro C, Kevin Pillar CF, Ryan Goins 2B. The Royals, who hold a 3-1 lead in the series, will send Edinson Volquez to the mound.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 12:23:00 PM

Dioner Navarro is starting at catcher and batting seventh for the Blue Jays in ALCS Game 1 on Friday.

It's standard for Navarro to catch Marco Estrada's outings, so it's no surprise that he's behind the plate instead of Russell Martin for this one. Also noteworthy is Chris Colabello getting the start over Justin Smoak at first base even with the Royals throwing a righty. The rest of manager John Gibbons' lineup is the standard setup.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 03:31:00 PM

Dioner Navarro is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

Russell Martin continues to draw a high majority of the starts behind the dish, and Edwin Encarnacion is serving as the designated hitter on Saturday. The 31-year-old is hitting .226/.285/.348 with three homers and 17 RBI in just 115 at-bats on the season.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 10:25:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 10:13:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 09:13:00 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.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 09:38:00 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.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 10:42:00 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.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
3Kevan Smith
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Carlos Sanchez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Adam Eaton
2Jerry Sands
DH1Avisail Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3Carlos Rodon
4Mat Latos
5Erik Johnson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Tommy Kahnle