When the Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent catcher Russell Martin to a five-year, $82 million deal during the offseason, rumors immediately came out that Dioner Navarro had requested to be traded away from the team.
Now, on the first day of spring training, Navarro appears to have confirmed those rumors and reaffirmed his desire to be traded.
"I asked for a trade right away (following the Martin signing), and up to today, that's still my goal," Navarro told MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm. "I would like to go to a place where I can play every day. I already know that I can do it.”