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30 Dioner Navarro C
Height/Weight: 5-9/205 | Birthdate: 2/9/1984 | Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Toronto | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $1,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 38/30 | Average Draft Position: 245.41
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Dioner Navarro slugs seventh home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBI in his team's 7-3 win over the Red Sox Tuesday.

Navarro has recorded a home run and a double in two straight games, and he owns a four-game hitting streak since the All-Star break. He has hit .265/.304/.383 with seven home runs and 41 RBI in 298 at-bats.


Dioner Navarro drives in three with homer in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro has been a surprise source of run production in recent days, as he put together his second straight multi-RBI game in a 7-6 win over the Yankees Tuesday.  

Navarro, who had two RBI Monday, drove in three this time around. All three came on a home run in the fourth inning, though he added two more hits in the game to finish 3 for 4 with one run scored.

Navarro is hitting .276/.317/.369 with four home runs and 33 RBI in 225 at-bats. 


Dioner Navarro has two doubles, two RBI


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Blue Jays designated hitter Dioner Navarro went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Orioles, upping his average to .266/.313/.347. Navarro has 26 RBI in 199 at-bats.

Dioner Navarro goes deep for third time


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro hit his third homer of the season in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Royals. Navarro's solo shot gave him 22 RBI. He's hitting .273/.313/.358 in 165 at-bats.

Dioner Navarro delivers second home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro went 2 for 5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in his team's 10-5 win over the Rays Monday.

Navarro has turned in back-to-back two-hit efforts, and his second home run of the season comes a little more than a month after his first. He has hit .271/.312/.347 with two home runs and 20 RBI in 144 at-bats.


Dioner Navarro set to sit against lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) A matchup against tough Oakland southpaw Scott Kazmir has Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro on the bench for the opener of a series Friday night. Navarro is 8 for 41 against lefties this season.

Blue Jays reinstate Dioner Navarro, send down Neil Wagner


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Blue Jays starting catcher Dioner Navarro was reinstated from the bereavement list prior to Saturday's game against the Rangers. In a corresponding move, the Blue Jays optioned reliever Neil Wagner down to Triple-A Buffalo. 

Dioner Navarro set to return Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Blue Jays starting catcher Dioner Navarro is expected to rejoin the team on Saturday against the Rangers, the Toronto Star reports. Navarro was placed on the bereavement list Wednesday. He is hitting .276 with one home run and 16 RBI in 116 at-bats.

Dioner Navarro on bereavement list


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Blue Jays starting catcher Dioner Navarro has been placed on the bereavement list effective Wednesday.

Navarro has struggled after an exceptional April. His average has dropped from .318 to .276 in the last two weeks, during which he has just five singles in 31 at-bats.


Dioner Navarro makes it back into starting lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro was back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Phillies after missing five straight games due to a quadriceps injury. He was able to pinch-hit Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Dioner Navarro out a fifth straight game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) As expected, Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro did not return to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, missing a fifth straight start due to a quadriceps injury. Navarro, who has been available to pinch hit, hopes to make his return Wednesday.

Dioner Navarro optimistic he'll return Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Blue Jays catcer Dioner Navarro is optimistic he'll be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, MLB.com reports.

"The biggest test is when we go out there, start running and see how it feels," Navarro said. "Probably when I start playing again, there's going to be some discomfort, but I'm going to deal with it. We'll see, we're heading in the right direction."

Navarro has been limited to pinch-hitting dueties since Thursday while dealing with an injured quad. He has hit .309/.343/.383 with one home run and 15 RBI in 94 at-bats.


Dioner Navarro will likely sit out rest of road trip


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters that catcher Dioner Navarro (quad) will not catch for the remainder of the road trip, which ends on Tuesday, Sportsnet.ca reports. However, he'll still be available as a pinch-hitter, according to the report.

He made a pinch-hit appearance, recording an RBI single in the eighth inning of a 7-1 victory on Sunday. The Blue Jays are back home on Wednesday against Philadelphia.


Dioner Navarro misses third straight start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro was out again Sunday at Pittsburgh, missing a third straight start due to quadriceps tightness. Erik Kratz started in his absence.

Navarro is batting .412 (14 for 34) with one home run and five RBI in his last nine games (eight starts).


Dioner Navarro still out Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro was not in the team's starting lineup Saturday against the Pirates. 

Navarro has been dealing with a quad injury, which forced him to miss Friday's game. In 93 at-bats, Navarro is hitting .301.


Dioner Navarro out Friday with quad issue


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro is set to sit Friday night with tightness in his right quad. Josh Thole has replaced him and will bat eighth in the game in Pittsburgh. Navarro is considered day-to-day with the ailment.

Dioner Navarro thriving in fifth spot of lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) A hitless game Thursday broke an eight-game hitting streak for Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro, but he has certainly justified holding down the fifth spot in the lineup behind Edwin Encarnacion.

Navarro has batted fifth for a season-long five consecutive games. He has just one home run, but 14 RBI and an impressive stat line of .301/.337/.376. He has also fanned just seven times in 93 at-bats.


Dioner Navarro's homer not enough


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) The Blue Jays received a rare injection of power from catcher Dioner Navarro Thursday, though it didn't end up mattering much in an 11-4 loss to the Orioles.

Navarro got the scoring started with a second-inning solo home run, though that was all he did in the game. He finished 1 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored from the home run, while striking out once.

Navarro is hitting .288/.308/.384 in 73 at-bats, with one home run and 13 RBI on the season. 


Dioner Navarro drives in three Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) 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
(4/12/2014) 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
(2/16/2014) 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
(12/2/2013) 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
(12/2/2013) 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.


Twins pursuing Dioner Navarro


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2013) The Twins are among the teams looking at catcher Dioner Navarro, according to the Pioneer Press

About five teams are said to be looking at Navarro. He hit .300/.365/.492 in 240 at-bats in part-time work with the Cubs. Navarro could be a fall-back option for teams that don't want to spend money on Jarrod Saltalamacchia. 


Dioner Navarro part of Marlins' catcher search


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/24/2013) According to the Miami Herald, the Marlins have interest in free agent catcher Dioner Navarro. They are looking to add a catcher who can split playing time with Jeff Mathis.

Navarro enjoyed a comeback season in 2013, hitting .300 with 13 home runs in 89 games with the Cubs.