Unstoppable Fiers: Brewers starter continues impressive run

MILWAUKEE -- After holding the Los Angeles Dodgers to one run over eight innings and striking out 14 in six innings against the Chicago Cubs, Mike Fiers' latest challenge was one of the most potent offenses in baseball. Fiers continued his impressive return to the big leagues by holding Toronto to just two hits over seven innings Tuesday, retiring the last 18 batters he faced...
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Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 19: Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

Deep league Waiver Wire Pickups This week’s edition includes a pair of catchers and outfielders. While none of these players will knock your socks off, each has put together a fairly solid season. Take a look, and maybe you will find something that you need to bolster your lineup.   Russell Martin, PIT / Dioner Navarro, TOR […]
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dioner Navarro’s inside-the-park-homer attempt ends how you’d expect

Dioner Navarro, the Blue Jays catcher who moonlights as Bartolo Colon’s body double, came dangerously close to an inside-the-park home run in today’s White Sox-Jays contest. Your browser does not support iframes. This perfect storm of fat-guy-going-for-extra-bases developed as Navarro lifted a deep fly ball to ChiSox left fielder Dayan Viciedo, a guy who reminds me of myself...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dioner Navarro Tries For Inside-The-Park Homer, Fails Miserably (Video)

The Toronto Blue Jays are no stranger to the home run ball, as they lead the the majors with 104 round trippers. Jays catcher Dioner Navarro, though, had some trouble when he tried to circle the bases Thursday. Already up by five runs over the Chicago White Sox, Navarro looked to extend the lead in the fifth inning. The catcher hit a seemingly routine fly ball to left field, but...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dioner Navarro tries to turn double into inside-the-park homer, fails (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Catchers, by nature, typically are not the fleetest of foot, which is probably why they should never attempt something on the basepaths that relies on speed. Such was the case on Thursday, when Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro attempted to leg out an inside-the-park home run after a […] The post Dioner Navarro tries to turn double...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Fan At Fenway Catches Ball That Landed In Nachos (Video)

It’s one thing for a fan to make a foul ball catch. It’s another thing for a fan to make a foul ball catch when it encounters cheesy obstacles. During the Boston Red Sox’s game against the Toronto Bule Jays Thursday night, one Jays fan sitting along the first-base line caught a foul ball off of Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski after it bounced into somebody’s nachos. Some of the...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fan Makes Most Casual Foul Ball Catch You’ll Ever See (Video)

In the past, we’ve seen fans go to great lengths to get their hands on a foul ball at a Major League Baseball game. This guy had one practically fall in his lap and didn’t even stop chewing his popcorn. In the fifth inning of Tuesday night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays, Dioner Navarro hit a ground-rule double that bounced into the left field stands...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox fan catches ball without moving, hands it to lady

This is awesome. During Tuesday night’s Blue Jays-Red Sox game, Dioner Navarro hit a ground rule double to left field at Fenway Park. This Red Sox fan caught the ball without even getting up and barey moving his hands, and immediately (and rather smoothly, I might add) handed the ball to his female companion. Man…that’s one way to get brownie points.
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: The chillest MLB fan of all-time

This is awesome. During Tuesday night’s Blue Jays-Red Sox game, Dioner Navarro hit a ground rule double to left field at Fenway Park. This Red Sox fan caught the ball without even getting up and barey moving his hands, and immediately (and rather smoothly, I might add) handed the ball to his female companion. Man…that’s one way to get brownie points.
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Updates: Dioner Navarro, Adam Lind, Casey Janssen, Neil Wagner

The Toronto Blue Jays picked up their second win in as many days on Monday night as J.A. Happ returned to the rotation with five scoreless innings.  They'll continue their interleague series in Philadelphia tonight before heading home to host the Phillies for two games.  The Blue Jays have a mountain of injuries throughout the team and we have updates for you on all of them...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Updates: Dioner Navarro, Casey Janssen, Adam Lind

The Toronto Blue Jays are in the midst of game one of a three-game set against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Jays have been in a downward spiral as of late but so have the Pirates, leading many to believe that this series could be swept by either team.  The Jays got off on the wrong foot as their starting catcher will miss a pair of games but on the bright side, good news about...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dioner Navarro Solidifies the Toronto Blue Jays Catching

Dioner Navarro joined the Toronto Blue Jays this season with the intention of winning games. Navarro quickly understood the devastating season the Jays had in 2013 and stated in an interview that his sole purpose was to win and so far, he’s proven just that. The Jays are currently in a 3-way tie for first place in the AL East and I can’t help but wonder how Navarro has contributed...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dioner Navarro gets first steal in five years, fans give him standing ovation (VIDEO)

Dioner Navarro doesn't steal bases often, so when he does, it's something to celebrate. Navarro pulled off the rare theft Wednesday night against the Astros and — considering it was the catcher's first steal since '09 and only his 13th in 11 Major League seasons —  Blue Jays players and fans rewarded the effort with a wild round of applause and a standing ovation...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Pudgy Blue Jays catcher steals second base

Dioner Navarro, the pudgy veteran catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, stole second base on Wednesday against none other than the Houston Astros.It marked Navarro's first swiped bag since 2009 and literally drew a standing ovation from the enthused crowd at the Rogers Centre.This side view angle of Navarro stealing the base is priceless. He gets a bad jump and takes about three...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Navarro's all-around play lifts Blue Jays over Astros

Dioner Navarro was like the eye of the hurricane on Tuesday night. Navarro was at the centre of all things meaningful in the Blue Jays 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros. At the plate the Jays catcher drove in two runs with a pair of doubles and in the eighth he made the tag on a play that was challenged by Houston manager Bo Porter. The Jays got the out call on the play and...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #30

The Cubs lost to the Angels.  But it’s spring training so I don’t care as much about wins and losses, I just want to check up on a few players, one of whom made us all swoon: OMG much far so power.  Anyway…today there’s supposed to be a split-squad day-night set with the Cubs hosting the Giants for the early game and the other half visiting the Diamondbacks for the night...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays catchers don't like new home plate collision rule

Player safety is at the forefront of all major sports these days, with helmet enhancements, improvements to pitchers hats, and more prevalent, rules in place to prevent unnecessary collisions.  But what if the collision is necessary to block home plate?  That’s what Dioner Navarro asks, as he is not a fan (at least yet) of the new major league rule to eliminate home plate collisions...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

C Navarro and Blue Jays agree to 2-year deal

Catcher Dioner Navarro and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract. The team announced the free-agent deal Monday. Navarro will make $3 million next season and $5 million in 2015. The contract's completion is contingent on Navarro passing a physical. Navarro batted .300 with a career-high 13 home runs and 34 RBIs in 89 games for the Chicago Cubs...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays sign a new catcher

The Toronto Blue Jays made their first significant move of the offseason by signing catcher Dioner Navarro to 2 year contract. The deal is worth $8 million. He’ll be paid $3 million in 2014 and $5 million in 2015. Navarro,29, played in Chicago last season, where he hit .300 while recording 13 homers and 34 RBIs in 240 at-bats for the Cubs. He also had an impressive .365 on-base...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Make Small Addition, Big Upgrade

J.P. Arencibia was the kind of bad that finds you. A year ago, the Blue Jays looked like competitor darlings, primarily because of a host of additions. Arencibia was hardly one of the guys to watch, and then before long it became apparent the Blue Jays were hardly one of the teams to watch. It didn’t take long for me to concentrate my viewing elsewhere, but still, I kept hearing...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Navarro to Toronto, Catcher Market Continues to Shrink

Last week, once catchers Carlos Ruiz and Brian McCann were officially off the market, I argued that the Red Sox needed to go ahead and sign Jarrod Saltalamacchia ASAP. Today, I'm urging them to do so once again as the catcher market just got even smaller now that Dioner Navarro signed with Toronto. Navarro would have been a decent option for the Red Sox due to the cheap...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays Trying to Trade Power-Hitting Catcher J.P. Arencibia in Wake of Dioner Navarro Signing

J.P. Arencibia‘s days in Toronto appear to be over. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays, who reportedly signed catcher Dioner Navarro to a two-year deal Monday, are working to trade Arencibia. According to Sportsnet.ca’s Shi Davidi, Arencibia will be non-tendered ahead of Monday’s midnight deadline if Toronto can’t find a trade partner. Arencibia is a...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Jays Sign Navarro; Sox Catching Options Slim

Lavarnway In Our (Near) Future?The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free-agent catcher Dioner Navarro and strong indications are that the Minnesota Twins will reacquaint themselves with the irascible A.J. Pierzynski. So, what the heck are the Red Sox going to do for catching in 2014? Unless they agree to overpay Jarrod Saltalamacchia (which it looks like they are unwilling to do), about...
Via FenwayNation
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays reach two-year deal with Dioner Navarro

getty images The Toronto Blue Jays have reached a two-year deal with free agent catcher Dioner Navarro. Navarro, 29, hit .300/.365/.492 with 13 home runs and 34 RBI in 89 games this past season for the Cubs. Under terms of the deal between Navarro and the Blue Jays the catcher will make a total of $8 million. With the acquisition of Navarro the Blue Jays are now trying to trade J...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Dioner Navarro signs two-year deal with Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are attempting to move on from JP Arencibia behind the plate, signing former Cub Dioner Navarro to a two-year deal worth a reported $8 million. Arencibia will likely be traded, or perhaps non-tendered before this evening's non-tender deadline. In limited playing time with the Cubs in 2013, Navarro was a monster, hitting .300/.365/.492 with a career-high...
Via The Outside Corner
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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