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White Sox sign Dioner Navarro to 1-year deal

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The catcher heads to the White Sox a day after the team non-tendered Tyler Flowers.

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The White Sox have agreed to sign catcher Dioner Navarro to a one-year, $4 million deal, as first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Navarro's deal is pending a physical, and financial details are not yet known.

Navarro is the second catcher added to the White Sox' roster this winter, joining ex-Tigers backstop Alex Avila. Navarro and Avila will likely split time behind the plate in place of Tyler Flowers, who was non-tendered by Chicago on Wednesday and will hit the open market. Navarro will provide offense for a team that has lacked production from its catchers over the last few years, serving as a switch-hitting option who has some power.

Navarro, 31, heads to the seventh team of his major-league career after stints with the Yankees (2004), Dodgers (2005-06, 2011), Rays (2006-10), Reds (2012), Cubs (2013) and Blue Jays (2014-15). He is the owner of a .255/.313/.375 line with 71 home runs in 908 major-league games, and was thought to be the second-best free-agent catcher on this year's market behind Matt Wieters.