Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro is asking to be traded.
Navarro has been seeking a trade since November when the Jays added Canadian-born catcher Russell Martin to the team for a five-year, $82-million contract. Navarro, who was the Jays’ starting catcher last season, has since been assigned the roles of designated hitter and backup catcher.
Beleaguered New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez returned to spring training for this first time after his lengthy suspension.
Rodriguez, who is coming off a year-long doping ban, surprised the Yankees with his unexpected arrival at the team’s training camp on Monday where he said he cringed at some of the mistakes he had made. The third-baseman showed up two days before he was due to report and received a physical exam and took batting practice at the team’s minor league complex before meeting with reporters.