Toronto Blue Jays strike deal with catcher Dioner Navarro: report

Dioneer Navarro of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the 3rd inning against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field on September 4, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

TORONTO – The Blue Jays have reportedly struck a deal with free agent catcher Dioner Navarro. reports that the former Cub has agreed to a two-year deal worth US$8 million pending a physical.

The 29-year-old hit .300 with a career-high 13 home runs in 89 games for the Cubs last season.

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The 10-year veteran from Venezuela has also played for the Rays, Yankees, Dodgers and Reds.

He has a career .251 batting average with 54 home runs and 243 RBIs.

The reported acquisition raises questions about the future of incumbent catcher J.P. Arencibia.

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