TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays will have a familiar face in their lineup as they prepare for another post-season run.
The Jays re-acquired catcher Dioner Navarro from the Chicago White Sox on Friday night for left-handed pitcher Colton Turner.
The 32-year-old Navarro returns to Toronto after signing with the White Sox in the off-season. He spent two years with the Blue Jays and recorded a .267 average with 17 home runs and 89 runs-batted in 193 games over that period.
The Venezuelan is batting .210 with six home runs and 32 RBI in 85 games this season.
Turner is 3-1 with a 1.33 earned-run average in 44 relief appearances this year between three minor league levels, including double-A New Hampshire. The 25-year-old was selected in the 21st round of the 2012 MLB draft by Toronto and is 12-9 with a 2.76 ERA in 106 games over four seasons in the Blue Jays system.
Toronto entered the opener of its three-game series with the Minnesota Twins on Friday night in a tie for first place in the American League East division with the Boston Red Sox.