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2014 Avg.
Career Avg.
Name  Dioner Navarro
Born  2/9/1984
Height  5-9
Weight  205
Number  30
Position  C
Bats  S
Throws  R
7/22/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Toronto catcher Dioner Navarro homered in his second straight game Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Navarro has seven blasts to go with 41 RBI and a .265 average this season. He's been a decent AL-only backstop.
6/27/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Toronto catcher Dioner Navarro is a career .412 hitter (7-for-17) with a pair of home runs against White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: Navarro put up nice numbers last season with the Cubs (.300, 13 HR, .856 OPS in 240 ABs), but hasn't been able to do the same in Toronto in 2014. His average is down 25 points and his OPS has dropped 172 points. However, he might be worth a flier tonight if the price is right.
6/24/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Toronto catcher Dioner Navarro had a nice night Tuesday against New York.
Insight: Navarro went 3-for-4 with a home run and two singles. He's had a great series so far with five hits and five RBI in only eight at bats. Despite a solid .276 average over 66 games, Navarro is barely owned in fantasy (2.7 percent of ESPN leagues).
6/21/2014 1:29:00 PM
Description: Jays catcher Dioner Navarro will get a routine day off Saturday afternoon.
Insight: Backup Erik Kratz will give Navarro the day off and could be a viable one-day option as he's 3-for-5 with two homers against Reds starter Mike Leake.
6/15/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Jays catcher Dioner Navarro went 3-for-4 with two RBI Sunday against Baltimore.
Insight: He had been hitless in his previous eight at bats prior to Sunday. Navarro hits for very little power (three homers this season) and is only owned in about three percent of ESPN fantasy leagues.
6/9/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Toronto catcher Dioner Navarro has a rare favorable matchup against Minnesota right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: The Blue Jays backstop is 7-for-15 (.467 with a home run and a 1.267 against Nolasco. He's only batting .260 this season, but has knocked in 23 runs ... one of the benefits of being in a high-powered lineup. He could be worth a flier on Monday.
5/14/2014 4:07:00 PM
Description: Toronto catcher Dioner Navarro has left the team to deal with a personal matter.
Insight: The Blue Jays have placed him on bereavement list. Erik Kratz (.231, 2 HR, 6 RBI) will absorb Navarro's vacant roster spot.
5/13/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro will get Tuesday night off against Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians.
Insight: Navarro has never done much against Masterson (1-for-12) so its a good day to sit him. He's batting a solid .278 with one homer, 16 RBI and 13 runs scored. He should be back in the lineup on Wednesday against Corey Kluber.
Hot8/28/2013 9:57:00 AM
Description: Chicago catcher Dioner Navarro is a career .467 hitter (7-for-15) with a 1.267 OPS versus Dodgers right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Navarro is batting .348 over his last seven games and combined with his favorable matchup against Nolasco makes him a viable fantasy option on Wednesday.
8/7/2013 10:09:00 PM
Description: Chicago catcher Dioner Navarro had to be carted off the field Wednesday after a collision with Phillies second baseman Chase Utley. Fortunately, he was able to escape without any major injuries. SOURCE: Carrie Muskat,
Insight: X-rays on his ankle came back negative so it looks like it's just a bruise. Welington Castillo has come on take Navarro's place behind the plate.
5/29/2013 10:06:00 PM
Description: Cubs backstop Dioner Navarro went 3-for-3 with three homers and six RBI Wednesday afternoon against the White Sox.
Insight: Navarro came in hitting .200 with three homers in 55 at-bats this season and 44 career homers in 2,066 at-bats. While Wednesday's game could help him get more playing time ahead of Welington Castillo, fantasy owners for the most part can ignore this random power display.
4/28/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: If Cubs manager Dale Sveum is paying attention to the numbers, he'll give catcher Dioner Navarro a chance to start against Miami hurler Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Although batting just .154 this season, Navarro is a career .700 hitter (7-for-10) against the Marlins right-hander.
12/8/2010 8:40:00 PM
Description: The Dodgers have signed Dioner Navarro to a one-year deal. SOURCE: MLBFANHOUSE
Insight: He comes back to his old organization but with less fanfare than the first time. This time he will back up Rod Barajas and will likely start about 60-65 games next year.
6/10/2010 1:33:00 AM
Description: Navarro went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Navarro hit his first home run of the season and is now batting .204 with a home run and six RBI so far this year. (
4/28/2010 8:30:00 AM
Description: Navarro was suspended two games for bumping an umpire during an argument.
Insight: Navarro sat out Tuesday's game and will be eligible to return to the lineup on Thursday. (
3/31/2010 8:26:00 AM
Description: Navarro went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored on Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Navarro is now batting .471 so far this spring with two RBI and four runs scored. (
3/22/2010 8:55:00 AM
Description: reports that Navarro insists he will be ready to go for Opening Day.
Insight: Navarro is dealing with a left shin injury from a collision at home plate. He is on crutches right now but expects to return to action shortly. (

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