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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
Contract: view contract details

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Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos told Jayson Stark of ESPN that he could still trade Dioner Navarro if another team sees him as a regular catcher.
Anthopoulos doesn't appear to be in any rush to move him, but he's clearly open to a deal if the right offer comes along. Navarro currently projects to have a part-time role with Toronto after the addition of Russell Martin. The 31-year-old hit .274/.317/.395 with 12 home runs and 69 RBI last season and could still have some appeal as a regular catcher with other clubs. Feb 24 - 12:04 PM

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Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Monday that things are "status quo" with catcher Dioner Navarro.

Navarro asked for a trade when the Blue Jays signed Russell Martin and said Monday that he's "disappointed" he hasn't been dealt, but Anthopoulos appears content with keeping him around at the moment. The 31-year-old could see part-time at-bats out of the DH spot if he begins the season with Toronto.
Feb 23 - 5:21 PM

Dioner Navarro acknowledged Monday that he asked for a trade "right away" after the Blue Jays signed catcher Russell Martin to a five-year, $82.5 million contract.

Navarro has reported to Blue Jays camp in Dunedin, Florida but told reporters that he is "disappointed" he hasn't been dealt and is hopeful that the Toronto front office can work something out soon. Navarro, 31, batted .274/.317/.395 with 12 home runs and 69 RBI in 139 games last season for the Jays. There should be interest out there.
Feb 23 - 12:49 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Blue Jays are not currently engaged in active trade talks involving catcher Dioner Navarro.

There was a report earlier this month that the Tigers were discussing Navarro with the Jays, but that quickly got shot down. The 31-year-old backstop posted a decent .274/.317/.395 batting line with 12 home runs and 69 RBI in 139 games last season, but he's obviously behind newcomer Russell Martin on Toronto's 2015 depth chart. A trade could happen at some point this spring.
Feb 19 - 3:59 PM

Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The FAN hears from a source that the Blue Jays and Tigers have never discussed a trade involving Dioner Navarro.

Jeff Blair of Sportsnet recently wrote that the Tigers have discussed the possibility of acquiring Navarro, but it appears that they haven't had any talks with the Blue Jays about it. In other words, those talks have apparently been internal in nature, at least for now.
Feb 9 - 5:13 PM

Jeff Blair of Sportsnet reports that the Tigers have spoken to the Blue Jays about Dioner Navarro.

Navarro has also been drawing some trade interest from the Diamondbacks, though Blair writes Monday that Toronto "won’t move him unless it gets a pitcher in return." The 31-year-old catcher batted .274/.317/.395 with 12 home runs and 69 RBI in 139 games last season for the Jays. He is due $5 million in 2015 and can then become a free agent.
Feb 9 - 12:58 PM

According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Diamondbacks have inquired about Dioner Navarro.

Morosi adds, however, that talks have not advanced past the exploration stage. Navarro, 30, hit .274/.317/.395 with 12 home runs and 69 RBI in 139 games last season for the Blue Jays. He is under contract for $5 million in 2015 and can then become a free agent. The only catchers currently on Arizona's 40-man roster are Tuffy Gosewisch and Oscar Hernandez.
Jan 12 - 9:09 AM

Sources tell's Robert Murray that the Blue Jays have made Dioner Navarro available for trade.

As much was figured after the Jays made Russell Martin a priority signing this winter. Navarro, 30, didn't have a bad year in 2014, batting .274/.317/.395 with 12 home runs, so teams would likely be interested in him. Navarro will make $5 million in 2015, the last year of his deal.
Jan 7 - 7:08 PM

Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Dioner Navarro and Alex Avila are two players who could be a fit for the club.

Navarro is believed to be available after the Blue Jays signed Russell Martin earlier this postseason. The D'backs also have a need after dealing Miguel Montero to the Cubs. Navarro, 30, batted .274/.317/.395 this past season.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 08:52:00 PM

According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of, the Blue Jays are listening to offers on Dioner Navarro.

It's not a big surprise, as the Blue Jays can afford to move him after signing Russell Martin to a five-year, $82 million contract. Navarro batted .274 with 12 homers and a .712 OPS this past season and would likely be an upgrade for a few clubs. He's owed $5 million in 2015.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 03:43:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays are receiving trade interest in Dioner Navarro.

They could consider keeping him as a backup and occasional designated hitter, but with Russell Martin now around Navarro seems likely to be moved. He'd be an upgrade at catcher for many clubs after batting .283/.333/.427 with 25 home runs over the last two seasons.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Dioner Navarro flew out as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

Navarro didn't play Wednesday after taking a foul tip to the mask Tuesday. He should be back in the lineup this weekend.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 04:22:00 AM

Dioner Navarro (head) is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Orioles.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters that Navarro is "a little fuzzy" after taking a foul tip off his mask on Tuesday night. He passed an initial concussion test and is considered day-to-day.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 05:58:00 PM

Dioner Navarro is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Rays.

Josh Thole is getting the start behind the dish with the knuckleballing R.A. Dickey on the bump. Navarro should be back in there on Sunday.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Dioner Navarro continued his hot hitting, finishing 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run single as the Blue Jays skated to an 11-1 win against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Navarro has hit .404 (21-for-52) with 15 RBI since August 23. His two-run single in the seventh was piling on at that point, as it pushed the Jays' lead to 8-1 in what turned out to be a five-run inning. Navarro owns a .287/.328/.415 slash line along with 12 home runs and 68 RBI on the season.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Matt Hague
3Daric Barton
4Jake Fox
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Ryan Goins
3Steve Tolleson
4Ramon Santiago
SS1Jose Reyes
2Jonathan Diaz
3Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Andy Dirks
3Chris Dickerson
CF1Dalton Pompey
2Kevin Pillar
3Ezequiel Carrera
4Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
2Caleb Gindl
DH1Justin Smoak
2Chris Colabello
Starting Pitcher
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4Marcus Stroman
5Aaron Sanchez
6Marco Estrada
7Daniel Norris
8Johan Santana
9Andrew Albers
Relief Pitcher
R1Brett Cecil
2Aaron Loup
3Todd Redmond
4Chad Jenkins
5Ryan Tepera
6Scott Barnes
7Preston Guilmet
8Matt West
9Gregory Infante
10Jeff Francis
11Scott Copeland
12Cory Burns
13Wilton Lopez
14Greg Burke