Soon-to-be free agent catcher Dioner Navarro is open to returning to the Blue Jays for the 2016 season, Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith reports. He was with the Jays on a two-year, $8 million deal signed in December 2013.
During the regular season, Navarro batted .246/.307/.374 with five home runs and 20 RBI in 192 plate appearances. In the playoffs, Navarro had only one hit (a double) in 14 plate appearances.
Navarro turns 32 years old in February. If he were to return to the Jays, he would back up Russell Martin behind the plate.