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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Dec 10 - 8:52 PM

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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.
Dec 10 - 3:43 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.
Nov 18 - 11:22 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.
Sep 19 - 4:22 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.
Sep 17 - 5:58 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.
Sep 13 - 10:10 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.
Sep 10 - 10:55 PM

Dioner Navarro lifted a pinch-hit, two-run home run in Tuesday's victory over the Rays.

Navarro pinch-hit for Josh Thole in the eighth inning, greeting reliever Cesar Ramos with a two-run homer. It simply extended the Jays' lead to a nearly-insurmountable 8-2. Navarro now has 11 home runs on the season along with 59 RBI and a respectable .280/.318/.402 slash line.
Sep 2 - 11:41 PM

Dioner Navarro hit his 10th home run of the season as the Blue Jays won in 10 innings against the Rays on Saturday.

The Rays had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh, but Dioner Navarro gave the Blue Jays their lead back when he hit a two-run home run in the bottom half of the inning. It was his only hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. Navarro now has a .271/.311/.386 slash line and 55 RBI on the season.
Aug 23 - 4:45 PM

Dioner Navarro went 1-for-3 and plated the Blue Jays lone run in Friday's loss to the Astros in Houston.

Navarro's first inning sacrifice fly was the only offense the Jays could generate against Collin McHugh and company. The switch-hitting backstop has done a nice job in his first season in Toronto, hitting .275/.315/.392 with eight long balls and 47 RBI.
Aug 2 - 12:00 AM

Dioner Navarro went 3-for-4 and knocked in three runs in the Blue Jays' 6-1 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Navarro is batting .291 this month and .348 with two homers and eight RBI in 11 games since the All-Star break. That's why he's currently batting cleanup in Edwin Encarnacion's absence.
Jul 30 - 10:23 PM

Dioner Navarro went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored, helping to lead the Blue Jays in Saturday's victory over the Yankees.

Navarro has been seeing time out of the cleanup spot in the Jays lineup as of late, leading to increased RBI chances. In his first season as a Blue Jay, he is hitting .271/.312/.385 with seven homers and 41 RBI in 314 at-bats.
Jul 26 - 4:37 PM

Dioner Navarro doubled and launched a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

His solo shot in the second inning got things going for the Blue Jays, but they were just getting started with eight runs coming after the bomb. Melky Cabrera also homered for Toronto and drove in three runs. With a .262/.302/.367 batting line, six homers and 39 RBI through 85 games, Navarro has given the Jays about what they should have expected.
Jul 20 - 4:27 PM

Dioner Navarro went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Navarro's fourth-inning shot off of David Phelps broke a scoreless tie. The catcher has been on a bit of a roll as of late, now with four multi-hit games in his last eight. Navarro now has four home runs, 33 RBI, and a .276/.317/.369 slash line.
Jun 24 - 10:23 PM

Dioner Navarro went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

Navarro had an RBI single in the fourth inning before swatting a run-scoring double in the eighth. Before Sunday, Navarro had three hits in his last 21 at-bats. The multi-hit afternoon raised the catcher's season line to .266/.313/.347.
Jun 15 - 4:52 PM