The signed veteran catcher Dioner Navarro to a 1-year, $1.75 million deal last week. Navarro is 28 years old and he spent the 2012 MLB season playing for the Cincinnati Reds and their Triple-A club in Louisville. In his 24 big league games, he hit .290 with 12 RBI’s. In 2008, Navarro was an American League All-Star and a teammate of Matt Garza with the Rays. Navarro will back up projected starter Wellington Castillo who made a big impression in 2012 by hitting .265 in 52 major league games – a career high for the youngster.
We’ll keep you posted as things heat up at the winter meetings.