Hardball Talk "As soon as the Blue Jays signed Russell Martin to a five-year, $82 million deal it seemed obvious that they’d try to find a new home for last year’s starting catcher, Dioner Navarro. It hasn’t happened yet and the Blue Jays claim they’re willing to go forward with Navarro in a backup role, but..." February 23
Hardball Talk "With designated hitter Victor Martinez needing knee surgery and catcher Alex Avila a question mark due to concussions, the Tigers could be in the market for some catching/DH depth. And according to Jeff Blair of Toronto Sportsnet they’ve “had discussions” with the Blue Jays about acquiring..." February 09
CBSSports.com "Russell Martin is a terrific catcher and leader, but some are wondering about the Blue Jays' choice to sign him since they already had a fine starting catcher. Dioner Navarro, the Blue Jays' returning starter, is one of those people. Navarro and the Blue Jays spoke after the big $82 million..." November 20
Neil Wagner sent back down to make room for Navarro. #bluejays
Sources: #BlueJays’ deal with Dioner Navarro is two years, $8M. Pending physical.
Told Dioner Navarro is moving to resolution, Boston not in pursuit
#RedSox regard Dioner Navarro as more of fallback option if other free agent catcher dominoes don't fall their way
CSN Chicago "After several minutes lying in the dirt Dioner Navarro had to be lifted onto a cart and driven away. Hands on his head the Cubs catcher looked stunned as he left the field to get X-rays on his right leg. The crowd of 36171 at Citizens Bank Park respectfully cheered and clapped on Wednesday..." August 08
Navarro placed on cart and driven from field. He's sitting up alert but right leg appears in bad shape.
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Cubs have had problems finishing what they started this season, but they've had no such problems so far in their City Series games against the crosstown rival White Sox. Behind three home runs from catcher Dioner Navarro, the Cubs routed the Sox 9-3 Wednesday. Navarro wound up with..." May 30
Chicago Sun-Times "Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro left for good more than a decade ago once he saw the direction the new president was taking his country. He later stopped vacationing there because of safety concerns and has since offered to move his parents to the United States, to no avail. Third baseman Luis..." March 13
Chicago Tribune "Whenever new Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro would go home questioning whether he still belonged in the big leagues during his struggles the last three seasons, his wife, Sherley, liked to remind him of his baseball claim to fame. "She'd say, 'You were once traded for Randy Johnson,' and I'm like,..." March 01