The White Sox have reached an agreement to sign Navarro to a one-year deal Thursday, the Chicago Tribune's Colleen Kane reports. The 31-year-old switch-hitting backstop is expected to be used in a platoon with left-handed hitting Alex Avila, who signed a one-year contract last week. Navarro played sparingly last season as Russell Martin's backup in Toronto, but he has a .270/.336/.439 career slash line against southpaws, so he should see a couple starts each week with the White Sox, particularly when a lefty is on the mound.
Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is out of the lineup for Game 3 against the Rangers on Sunday. Martin will take a rest as Dioner Navarro gets the call behind the dish to catch Marco Estrada. It seems likely that Martin would be behind the plate should his team force a Game 4.
Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro went 2 for 4 with a home run, a run scored and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. Navarro hasn't been playing much in September, with just 20 at-bats all month across five games. However, in those five games, he's 9 for 20 with a home run, two doubles and two runs scored. With Russell Martin entrenched as the starting catcher, Navarro will be left as a late-game replacement and occasional spot starter.
Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro did his best to keep his team in the game on Friday. Navarro came through with a three-run double in the eighth inning to make the score 8-6, but the Tigers would hang on to win by that score. The double was Navarro's only hit of the game. Navarro had been hitless in his last 14 at-bats before the the two-bagger on Friday.
Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro will start against the Rangers on Saturday. Navarro is on a three-game hit streak, in which he has six hits, two home runs and two RBI. He will bat fifth in the lineup.