|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||370.00||13.00||.262||57.00||49.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore||17||5||0|| .333|| .294|| .294|
|vs Cobb (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||50||16||0|| .345|| .360|| .320|
|04/24/2014||Dioner Navarro, C TOR|
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP BAL
|Andy Dirks, LF DET|
CC Sabathia, SP NYY
Danny Valencia, 2B KC
Jarrod Parker, SP OAK
|04/23/2014||Dioner Navarro, C TOR|
Alex Cobb, SP TB
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
|Jason Heyward, RF ATL|
Jason Castro, C HOU
Kenley Jansen, RP LAD
|04/22/2014||Ryan Roberts, 2B BOS|
Josh Donaldson, 3B OAK
Yan Gomes, C CLE
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
|John Axford, RP CLE|
Mike Aviles, 3B CLE
Dioner Navarro, C TOR
Adam Jones, CF BAL
|Last 10 Games|
|Dioner Navarro drives in three Saturday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/19/14) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro drove in three runs Saturday against the Indians.
Navarro got things started in the first inning, singling home a run with two outs. He recorded outs in his next two at-bats before hitting a two-run single in the seventh. Navarro finished 2 for 4, with zero runs scored and three RBI.
|Dioner Navarro still looking for first home run |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/12/14) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro went 1 for 3 with one RBI in his team's 2-0 win over the Orioles Friday.
Navarro is still searching for his first home run of the season after connecting for a career-high 13 home runs last year. He's done a great job making contact, striking out just one in 10 games. Navarro has hit .263/.275/.368 with seven RBI in 38 at-bats.
|Dioner Navarro ready to prove doubters wrong |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/16/14) The Blue Jays raised some eyebrows this offseason when they signed catcher Dioner Navarro to a two-year deal with the goal of making him the team's starting catcher since the veteran backstop hasn't been an everyday player since 2009.
Navarro is out to show everyone he can handle the responsibility of being a No. 1 catcher in the majors, according to MLB.com.
"I know there's a lot of doubt, I don't really care, I know what I have to do," Navarro said. "[The doubts] are good for me, I love the challenge. I don't like to use the term 'proving people wrong' because I don't have to prove anything but to myself and to the organization. ... [But] I'm really happy and grateful that they gave me this opportunity, and I look forward to the challenge."
|Has Dioner Navarro's arrival made J.P. Arencibia odd man out? |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(12/2/13) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays are trying to trade incumbent starting catcher J.P. Arencibia. The team signed free agent Dioner Navarro on Monday, and he could supplant Arencibia as their primary catcher.
Though Arencibia hit 21 home runs in 2013, the strikeout- and popup-prone backstop batted just .194, and he led all major league catchers in errors (11) and passed balls (13).
|Dioner Navarro to get two years from Blue Jays |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(12/2/13) Free agent catcher Dioner Navarro agreed to a two-year deal with the Blue Jays on Monday. The contract, which is pending a physical, will be worth $8 million, according to FOXSports.com.
Navarro enjoyed a comeback season in 2013, backing up Welington Castillo for the Cubs and batting .300 with 13 home runs.
|There may not be a more fascinating case for Fantasy owners to consider in 2014 than Dioner Navarro, who landed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Blue Jays this offseason because of his work as a backup last year. That said, his .300 batting average, 13 home runs and .856 OPS in 240 at-bats weren't completely out of left field. He was an All-Star for the Rays back in 2008 but couldn't sustain anywhere close to that pace in the years that followed and was quickly relegated to a backup role. So what changed for him? For one thing, he liked hitting at Wrigley Field, batting .336 with a 1.008 OPS there compared to .266 and .711 everywhere else. That obviously won't help him in Toronto, but Rogers Centre is regarded as the more favorable park for hitters. Navarro, a switch-hitter, also seemed to make an adjustment from the right side of the plate, going from being a poor hitter there to a complete monster (.361 batting average, 1.123 OPS). If that improvement holds, he could end up being a viable mixed-league option in a full-time role. Catcher is deep enough that you shouldn't have to take that gamble on Draft Day, but you might want to keep an eye on Navarro in the early going.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/25/14||BOS||7:07 pm||Jake Peavy|
|4/26/14||BOS||1:07 pm||Clay Buchholz|
|4/27/14||BOS||1:07 pm||Jon Lester|
|4/29/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|
|4/30/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Bruce Chen|
|5/1/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Yordano Ventura|
|5/2/14||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Francisco Liriano|