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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||420.00||11.00||.267||51.00||32.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Hamstring - 15-day DL. On Triple-A rehab assignment|
|vs Archer (Career)||15||4||1|| .467||.333||.267|
|vs RHP||25||7||0|| .310|| .360|| .280|
|Last 10 Games|
Blue Jays' Dioner Navarro (hamstring) doubles in first rehab game
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/26/15) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro went 1 for 3 with a double in his first rehab outing on Tuesday. The veteran caught seven innings for Triple-A Buffalo, according to the Bisons TV/Radio announcer. Navarro has been on the disabled list with a hamstring injury since the end of April.
"He's progressing, it was a pretty good injury," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said, per MLB.com. "Originally we didn't think it was much but it turned out [otherwise]. Those things can be a little bit dicey, especially for a catcher, he's doing all that squatting up and down, up and down."
Once he's ready to come off of the DL, Navarro will likely replace Josh Thole as the backup to Russell Martin.
Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro to start rehab assignment Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/26/15) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro will join Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday to start his rehab assignment, the team announced. Navarro has been on the disabled list since April 23 with a hamstring strain.
The team did not specify how long Navarro's rehab assignment will be or when they expect him to return to the team. But manager John Gibbons did say Navarro would catch six innings on Tuesday and then serve as the designated hitter for Buffalo on Wednesday, according to SportsNet.
Report: Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro still sidelined indefinitely
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/15/15) The Blue Jays stated nearly two weeks ago that there was no timetable for the return of catcher Dioner Navarro, who was sidelined with a hamstring injury.
The same applies Friday, the Toronto Star has reported.
Navarro has not played since April 21. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list two days later.
Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro without timetable for return
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/4/15) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro remains without a timetable for his return to the big leagues while dealing with a hamstring injury, according to MLB.com.
Navarro, who is currently on the 15-day DL with the injury, felt tightness while rehabbing in Dunedin, Fla. The catcher is hitting .267 with four RBI in 30 at-bats this season.
Gibbons: Dickey won't have personal catcher with Navarro on the DL
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters that knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will not have a designated personal catcher while Dioner Navarro is on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, per the National Post.
Navarro was Dickey's battery mate this season. Toronto called up Josh Thole from Triple-A, who is familiar with Dickey's work. He caught the majority of the knuckleballer's starts during his run with the Mets. Gibbons said he's leaning on having Thole behind the plate catching Dickey on Friday, per Sportsnet.ca.
|2014 summary: After a breakthrough season as a part-timer in 2013, Dioner Navarro proved himself worthy of full-time duty with his performance in 2014, ranking ninth among catchers in Head-to-Head points leagues and eighth in Rotisserie. He really took off after the All-Star break, hitting .295 with seven home runs and a .789 OPS.|
Playing time status: Of course, just because he deserves to do it doesn't mean he'll get to. The Blue Jays signed Russell Martin to a big contract this offseason, and he represents a clear upgrade. Supposedly, Navarro will get some at-bats at DH, but most likely, he'll need to be traded to matter in mixed leagues still.
2015 outlook: Of course, another way to assess the whole situation is that Navarro needed a favorable hitting environment just to be usable in mixed leagues, so another destination may not totally salvage his value. Just look at his home-away splits from 2014. Even with full-time at-bats, he's more of a fallback option in two-catcher leagues than a player to target.
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