Bautista, Reyes and Navarro homer, Blue Jays beat Rays 8-5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Jose Bautista hit his 15th homer during a four-run sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-5 on Monday night. Jose Reyes and Dioner Navarro also homered for the Blue Jays, who are 2-6 against Tampa Bay this season. Bautista's leadoff shot against Matt Andriese (2-2) broke a 3-all tie. Reliever Ronald Belisario gave up the other...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Snap Toronto Blue Jays’ 11 Game Winning Streak in Extras

Jays catcher Dioner Navarro, left, waits for the throw as New York Mets Lucas Duda (21) slides in to score on Wilmer Flores’s 11th-inning, game-winning, walk-off single in a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in New York, Monday, June 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) The Toronto Blue Jays have been on a tear over the last two weeks. They have been the hottest team in...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays activate Navarro; send Thole to minors

WASHINGTON (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays activated C Dioner Navarro from the 15-day disabled list and sent C Josh Thole to Triple-A Buffalo after the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Washington Nationals. Navarro (left hamstring) last played on April 21. He batted .267 with four RBIs in eight games before suffering the injury. Thole received limited work behind starter...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays place Navarro on 15-day DL, recall Thole

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have placed catcher Dioner Navarro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled catcher Josh Thole from Triple-A Buffalo. The switch-hitting Navarro is batting .276 with four RBIs in eight games. The move is retroactive to April 22. Navarro suffered the injury trying to stretch a single into a double in the seventh inning of...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bautista breaks slump, gets 3 hits as Blue Jays beat Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) Jose Bautista broke out of an early-season slump by going 3 for 3 and scoring four runs as the Toronto Blue Jays ruined the Baltimore Orioles' home opener with a 12-5 victory Friday. Josh Donaldson and Dioner Navarro each drove in three runs for the Blue Jays, who took control with a four-run first inning and led 10-1 in the fourth. Mark Buehrle (1-0) earned his 200th...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Last minute trade options for baseball season

MLB teams are wrapping up the interminable Spring Training schedules this week in which they’ve spent copious amounts of times evaluating their rosters. Despite that, some teams are going to realize that there rosters have some big ol’ holes in them. With Opening Day just around the corner, it is time for some teams to consider some last minute trade options. Who’s...
Via The Outside Corner
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays shouldn’t trade Dioner Navarro

Around the baseball world, it seems like a foregone conclusion that Dioner Navarro will be traded by the Toronto Blue Jays, perhaps before Spring Training even concludes. That doesn’t mean if you’re a Jays fan you should hope that it happens. Earlier this week, Toronto learned just how quickly your optimism can be dampened by injury after Marcus Stroman went down with a torn...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dioner Navarro: Where Does He Go From Here?

When the Blue Jays signed Catcher Russell Martin as a free-agent this offseason, it immediately set off speculation as to what will happen with the incumbent, Dioner Navarro. Navarro had career highs in games played and plate appearances last year after signing a 2-year, $8 million contract with Toronto prior to the season.  The hitter-friendly confines of the Rogers Centre...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro asks for trade

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro asked for a trade in November after free agent Russell Martin signed with the team. Navarro said Monday at the Blue Jays' spring training camp that nothing has changed. He wants to go to a team where he can play every day. The 31-year-old from Venezuela says he holds no grudges and will work hard this spring, hoping an...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardy Show Episode 72: Wade Black

Wade Black from the blog Every Fifth Day joined The Cardy Show tonight. Wade discussed the Atlanta Braves with us and gave us an indication of what the team will look like in 2015. Wade also told us about his playing days in Georgia and we discussed Toronto Blue Jays related items like the Aaron Sanchez arm adjustment and will Dioner Navarro be moved to Detroit? Follow Wades blog...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Discussing Toronto Blue Jays’ Dioner Navarro

With the recent news of designated hitter Victor Martinez tearing his medial meniscus in his left knee during an offseason workout, the Detroit Tigers have had internal discussions about the possibility of trading for Toronto Blue Jays’ catcher Dioner Navarro, according to a report by Jeff Blair of Sportsnet 590. Martinez is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, as he is projected...
Via Baseball Essential
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers and Blue Jays had ‘discussions’ about Dioner Navarro

With question marks surrounding Victor Martinez’s knee and Alex Avila’s concussions, the Tigers apparently explored the idea of trading for Toronto’s Dioner Navarro according to Jeff Blair  of Sportsnet.ca. Blair went as far as saying the two teams ‘had discussions’ regarding the Blue Jays catcher who now is limited to a backup role after the Jays signed Russell Martin...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 20 Catchers for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

I just went over the top 10 for 2015 fantasy baseball and the top 20 for 2015 fantasy baseball. Those were exciting, fun, adjective posts! I took a Snapchat of myself reading those posts and had to delete it after one second it was so hot! Now, this post, well, it's the top 20 catchers for 2015 fantasy baseball. Most of you know how I feel about catchers. If you draft a catcher...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Cuetro and Reds not making progress on deal, Blue Jays make Dioner Navarro available for trade

The Reds and pitcher Johnny Cueto have not made any progress on a contract extension. During the winter meetings the Reds approached Cueto’s agent about an extension but those talks have gone no where. Cueto is also apparently unwilling to negotiate a contract during the season according to his agent Bryce Dixon. The 28-year-old Cueto will become a free agent after this season...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs add veteran Punto; Navarro, Castillo possible catching targets

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks on Wednesday agreed on a minor league deal with veteran infielder Nick Punto, a deal expected to include a spring training invitation and further deepen the middle infield. At the same time, the D-backs continue to survey the catching market after trading Miguel Montero and could find a match in Toronto's Dioner Navarro or the Cubs' Welington Castillo...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Dioner Navarro Wants Out Of Toronto

According to Jon Heyman of CBS, Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro wants out as Toronto has opted to sign free-agent catcher Russell Martin to take over the primary catching duties on the Blue Jays’ roster. While Martin is clearly an upgrade, Navarro produced solid results in his first year as full-time catcher since 2009. He started 102 games behind the plate, hitting .274/.317...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Dioner Navarro wants out of Blue Jays organization

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Dioner Navarro feels that the recent signing of Russell Martin to a 5-year/$82M contract will diminish his role with the Blue Jays. The 30-year old Navarro hit .274, 12 RBI, with 69 RBI in 2014. Heyman also states that the Jays would give Navarro time between DH as well as catcher. The switch hitter had drawn interest from three teams, the identities...
Via Baseball Essential
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Notes

The cold sweats have slowed down and I don't find myself shaking nearly as much as I'm getting over the withdrawal from the 2014 Kansas City Royals. It's now been more than a week since Alex Gordon was stranded at third base and was forced to walk back to the Royals dugout past a celebrating Giants team, and as I expected, the pain of the loss is still there, but the joy of the 2014...
Via Pine Tar Press
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ahead in June, Blue Jays stumble rest of the way

TORONTO (AP) Since general manager Alex Anthopoulos engineered a major roster overhaul before the 2013 season, the Blue Jays have gone 0 for 2 in chasing a playoff berth. Expect some changes before Toronto tries again in 2015. Before the Blue Jays wrapped up their season Sunday, Anthopoulos said he's ''pretty excited'' about what lies ahead this offseason. Especially after a quiet...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent Frenzy: That's a wrap!

With just three days remaining in the regular season, we're going to do things a bit differently this week. Instead of a paragraph each on a small number of guys, we'll give you a brief look at a handful of widely available players at each position – a smorgasbord of fantasy free agents, if you will – with their FOXSports.com ownership percentages. Good luck with the culmination...
Via Fox Sports
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching Upgrades Will be Difficult for Cubs

One of the popular topics of conversation in the Twitterverse has become upgrading the catcher position moving into 2015.  Without question, incumbent Welington Castillo has not had the type of season that we all would have liked, which is to say he has not emphatically made himself a core piece moving forward. Photo: Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media Welington Castillo has been...
Via World Series Dreaming
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Dioner Navarro sits after foul tip to mask

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro took a seat on Wednesday after struggling with the aftereffects of a foul tip that struck his mask during Tuesday's game. Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Navarro's absence was precautionary, with the catcher himself saying he was feeling fine and had just got 'fuzzy' after the latest in a series of foul tips:"I'm feeling good," Navarro...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hutchison fans 10 as Blue Jays beat Cubs 11-1

TORONTO (AP) Drew Hutchison matched his career-high with 10 strikeouts in 6 1-3 innings, Dioner Navarro had two hits and two RBIs, and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep with an 11-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. Hutchison (10-11) allowed one run and four hits in his second career 10-strikeout game - both this season. He also did it against Milwaukee...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox score 3 in 10th, beat Blue Jays 9-8

BOSTON (AP) Yoenis Cespedes singled home the winning run in a three-run 10th inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-8 on Friday night. Toronto took an 8-6 lead in the top of the 10th. The first run scored on Dioner Navarro's infield single that followed a single by Edwin Encarnacion and a double by John Mayberry Jr. Danny Valencia then hit a fly to Allen Craig...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: None TIME: 7:10 P.M. Having won a series in Tampa Bay for the first time in more than seven years, the Toronto Blue Jays will try to complete an unprecedented three-game sweep there and extend their win streak to five games. If he can continue to progress from a rough outing last month, Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi could make it difficult on the Blue Jays on Thursday night...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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