Last night, Dioner Navarro played in his first minor league game (non-rehab) since 2006. And as Chris over at Watching Durham Bulls Baseball points out, he received a painful welcome

Aroldis Chapman is a very hard-throwing (and at $30 million, expensive) pitcher in the Reds system with some control issues. He had two hit batsman and two wild pitches last night. But he can really throw. I’ve got several 97, 98, and 99 mph pitches in my notes. And one 100 mph. And, here’s where Navarro comes in, one at 102 mph! That’s the one that hit Dioner in the back.

Welcome back to the bus leagues kid.



  1. Joe D. says:

    Maybe he takes a few more of those he'll remember to block balls in the dirt, and frame pitches instead of stabbing.

  2. Don says:

    Navarro said after the game, "Damn that Jaso dude".....

  3. John S says:

    Hahaha I am surprised the ball didn't get lost in his stomach fat or he didn't think it was a creampuff and eat it


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