The Blue Jays have acquired catcher Dioner Navarro from the White Sox for left-hander Colton Turner, according to a team announcement.
Navarro spent 2014 and 2015 with Toronto, leaving to sign a 1-year, $4 million deal with the White Sox in free agency. He hit .210/.267/.339 with six homers in 85 games with Chicago, sharing time with Alex Avila and Omar Narvaez throughout the season.
Navarro will join Russell Martin and Josh Thole as catchers on the Jays’ roster, which will be more manageable when rosters expand on September 1. He will likely get some time throughout the season’s final month, and is capable of catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Navarro is a veteran of 13 major-league seasons with seven different clubs. He was an All-Star in 2008 with the Rays.
Turner, 25, is a reliever who has posted a 1.33 ERA in 54 games with Single-A Lansing, High-A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire this season. Turner was the team’s 21st-round pick in the 2012 draft and does not rank among the club’s top 30 prospects.