Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:54:50 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro was out of the starting lineup for the third straight game Tuesday, April 22, against the Baltimore Orioles. C Josh Thole works as the personal catch for SP R.A. Dickey, who started Tuesday, and he has been hitting well. "Thole is swinging," manager John Gibbons said. "I could tell (Navarro) was starting to slow down a bit. It helps us keep (him) fresh over the whole season, and he'll be available on the bench if we need him."
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:36:57 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are hoping 1B Adam Lind (back) can avoid a trip to the disabled list, but he hasn't looked much better two days after suffering a lower back injury, and he has been walking around gingerly. The team will wait at least another day before making a decision. 1Bs Dan Johnson or Juan Francisco would be promoted from Triple-A Buffalo if Lind is put on the shelf, and the designated hitter would turn into a platoon with the likes of C Dioner Navarro and OF Colby Rasmus.
Fantasy Tip: Both Johnson and Francisco are intriguing for AL-only managers for their power, but Francisco is younger and has more upside.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:23:42 -0800
The plan is for Toronto Blue Jays C Erik Kratz to continue working with SP R.A. Dickey this spring, meaning Kratz has the inside track over C Josh Thole for the job to back up C Dioner Navarro. However, manager John Gibbons is saying not to read anything into it, despite praising Kratz's work with the knuckleballer.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 07:03:19 -0800
Updating an earlier report, Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 06:33:14 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent C Dioner Navarro (Cubs), pending a physical.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:14:17 -0800
The Miami Marlins have expressed interest in free-agent SP Phil Hughes (Yankees) and C Dioner Navarro (Cubs).
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:36:59 -0800
The Boston Red Sox may show interest in free-agent C Dioner Navarro (Cubs) this offseason if their other targets at the position are not added.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:20:33 -0800
The Chicago Cubs did not extend qualifying offers to free-agent SP Scott Baker, RP Matt Guerrier, RP Kevin Gregg or C Dioner Navarro.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:25:19 -0700
Chicago Cubs C Welington Castillo (knee) will need arthroscopic surgery to fix a partial meniscus tear in his right knee, and he won't return again this season. "With proper rehab, it's the type of thing you come back 100 percent from with rehab," president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said. A timetable of four to six weeks of rehab is set for Castillo, and no date is set for his surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Dioner Navarro will likely catch the majority of the remaining games on the schedule.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:19:34 -0700
Chicago Cubs C Dioner Navarro (ankle) is back in the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 13.