The Blue Jays bring back Dioner Navarro—he played in Toronto in 2014-15—sending lefthanded reliever Colton Turner to the White Sox.
WHITE SOX ACQUIRE
Colton Turner, lhp
A 21st-round pick by Toronto out of Texas State in 2012, Turner is not overpowering but can fill the zone when he’s on. His fastball tops off in the high 80s and he has a slurve in the mid-70s. He missed 2014 because of reconstructive elbow surgery and was very good in high Class A Dunedin this year, going 3-0, 0.57 and averaging 13.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
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BLUE JAYS ACQUIRE
Dioner Navarro, c
Navarro, 32, had one of his best full seasons in the majors in 2014 with the Jays, posting a 101 OPS+, his second-highest mark, trailing just the 134+ he posted with the Cubs the season prior. Navarro will replace Josh Thole as the primary backup to Russell Martin and functions as a solid, switch-hitting option off the bench with occasional power.