Posted on: October 7, 2010 10:07 am
Edited on: October 7, 2010 10:26 am
In a serious case of sour grapes, Tampa Bay catcher Dioner Navarro went home against the team's wishes after being told he wasn't going to be on the roster for the first round of the playoffs, according to the St. Petersburg Times. The Rays wanted Navarro to stay with the team and work out in case he's needed due to injury. Five other players not on the roster are with the team.
Navarro, an All-Star just two years ago, already appeared to be on the outs with the Rays after batting just .194 and spending much of the season at Triple-A. The Rays appear to be set at catcher with John Jaso and Kelly Shoppach.
But even if his Tampa Bay tenure is over, he wants to go out on that note rather than experience the playoffs with his teammates? Weak.
-- David Andriesen
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