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NEW YORK – As the Blue Jays struggle toward the seasons finish, its becoming increasingly difficult to find something positive to discuss. Heres one: Dioner Navarros play. The 30-year-old catcher told hes proven something to himself during his first year in Toronto. “That I can play everyday,” said Navarro. “I know I can hit. I know I can call a game. I know I can throw but Ive still got it on me that I cant play everyday. Obviously Im throwing the last bullets out there.” Navarro got the start behind the plate on Saturday afternoon, marking the 107th time this season hed caught at least part of a game. The last time Navarro squatted in more than 100 games was back in 2009 when he played for the Tampa Bay Rays. His season has been welcome in Toronto following J.P. Arencibias disastrous 2013. In that regard, it could have been Navarro or anybody else putting on the tools of ignorance for the Blue Jays this season: the replacement was, by default, going to be an improvement over the predecessor. But Navarro is third on the club with 68 runs batted-in, far exceeding his previous career high of 54 set in 2008, the year of his only All-Star selection and the season in which his Rays lost in the World Series to Philadelphia. His 101 weighted runs created plus (wRC+) isnt spectacular but is the second highest of his career. Navarros 12 home runs are one off his career high set last season with the Chicago Cubs. Hes developed a strong rapport with veteran pitchers (Mark Buehrle) and youngsters (Marcus Stroman) alike. While there are rumblings about his defence, specifically getting down on balls in the dirt to prevent wild pitches, Navarro is middle-of-the-pack (21 per cent) when it comes to throwing out base stealers. Navarros enjoyed his return to the American League East, “Where I grew up,” he said. Hes enjoyed proving his doubters wrong. The funny thing is he was among them. “You can talk all you want and obviously my mindset is I can do this, but there was still a little doubt, especially being a backup for four years straight and not having to catch more than 50 games a year and you kind of doubt yourself, like can you still do this?” said Navarro. “When I got the opportunity obviously I jumped in and its just been so satisfying.” Nobody mistook Navarro for Arnold Schwarzenegger when he arrived in Dunedin in February and while its doubtful hell be chiseled when players report next spring, Navarro will consult with his personal trainer at the end of the season to develop a more comprehensive plan for 2015. He stayed off the disabled list but Navarro did have a minor issue with his quadriceps earlier in the year. “Im going to try a different program this offseason,” said Navarro. “I felt great throughout the whole season but there were days that [it] wasnt as great but weve still got to grind it out so Im going to prepare myself this offseason for those days and hopefully Ill be better next year.” Theres reason for Navarro to be motivated. Next season will be a contract year. Hell also be working with a young pitching staff that has the potential to be elite. “Our future is bright. Our future is really bright,” said Navarro. “Weve got Stroman. Weve got Sanchez, Norris, Pompeys looking really good. Goins is showing some improvement. Everybody, man, everybody. Encarnacion, Bautista, myself, so Im really excited.” LIND NURSING BACK PAIN He wouldnt have started anyway with the Yankees throwing left-hander Chris Capuano on Saturday, but Adam Linds recurring back issues have returned. “Lindys back locked up on him a little bit (Friday) night,” said manager John Gibbons. “Hopefully its not a long-term thing with Lindy but you probably wont see him (Saturday).” Lind has been limited to 91 games this season, largely because of a fractured foot that cost him 28 games in July and August. He did miss 17 games in April and May with a back strain. Used almost exclusively in a platoon scenario this season, Lind has posted a .357/.415/.548 slash line against right-handed pitchers. Thats elite level hitting despite a dip in power (six home runs compared to 23 last season). Linds .398 batting average on balls in play (BABIP) against right-handers this year is higher than his career .315. ENCARNACIONS MRI Edwin Encarnacion is dealing with back pain but it isnt significant enough to keep him out of the lineup. Encarnacion underwent a MRI on Friday afternoon. Manager John Gibbons said the imaging revealed mild inflammation. The 31-year-old homered has shown no ill effects. Playing as the designated hitter, Encarnacion hit a two-run home run in the first inning of Friday nights game and doubled home Jose Bautista in the first inning on Saturday. Cheap Air Max 720 NZ . LA (SportsNetwork. Air Max 720 For Sale .Y. - His opponent couldnt stop him, and LeBron James didnt quite know what to think when his coach tried. According to a report from ESPN, Lynch wants a new contract from the Seahawks, and will likely skip all off-season workouts until he can renegotiate his deal with the Seahawks. Air Max 720 NZ Online . Kuper, a fifth-round pick in Denvers 2006 draft, started 79 games at guard over eight seasons. 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He finished with a jaw-dropping 61 saves, and was especially good in the first when he kept the game scoreless despite Shawinigan being outshot 23-13. --- OCEANIC 6 SAGUENEENS 1 RIMOUSKI, Que. — Samuel Morin scored a pair of goals as the Oceanic crushed Chicoutimi. Beau Rusk, Jimmy Oligny, Frederik Gauthier and Francois Beauchemin also scored for Rimouski, which took a 2-0 series lead. Dominic Beauchemin had the only goal for the Sagueneens. Philippe Desrosiers made 17 saves in net for Rimouski. At the other end of the ice, Julio Billia allowed five goals on 27 shots. He was replaced late by Domenic Graham, who gave up one goal on four shots. --- MOOSEHEADS 7 ISLANDERS 1 HALIFAX — The Mooseheads spotted Charlottetown an early lead before scoring seven in a row to take a 2-0 series lead. Jonathan Drouin had two goals and two assists while Philippe Gadoury also scored twice for Halifax. Darcy Ashley, Nikolaj Ehlers and Andrew Shewfelt chipped in a goal apiece. Daniel Sprong gave Charlottetown a brief lead 5:23 into the first period. Zachary Fucale stopped 10 shots for Halifax. Mason McDonald meanwhile was a lot busier, allowing all seven goals on 49 shots. --- VOLTIGEURS 6 TIGRES 5 DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Christophe Lalancette scored to lift the Voltigeurs past Victoriaville in a slugfest. Charles-David Beaudoin scored twice for Drummondville, which tied the series at oone.dddddddddddd Matthew Boudens, Jerome Verrier and Georgs Golovkovs also scored. Philippe Hudon had two goals for the Tigres, with Antoine Marcoux, Jean-Francois Plante and Angelo Miceli adding singles. Louis-Philip Guindon stopped 28 shots for Drummondville, while Francois Tremblay made 26 saves at the other end of the ice. --- OLYMPIQUES 8 SCREAMING EAGLES 2 GATINEAU, Que. — Emile Poirier scored a hat trick as the Olympiques rolled over Cape Breton to take a 2-0 series lead. Adam Stevens, Vaclav Karabacek, Jonathan Bourcier, Simon Tardif-Richard and Vincent Dunn also scored for Gatineau. Cameron Darcy opened the scoring 34 seconds into the game for the Screaming Eagles and Raphael Corriveau also scored in the second period. Olympiques goaltender Robert Steeves made 22 saves, while Alex Bureau stopped 21-of-27 shots before being lifted in Cape Bretons net for Zachary Fortin, who allowed two goals on five shots. --- FOREURS 3 TITAN 0 VAL-DOR, Que. — Samuel Henley had a pair of goals as the Foreurs shutout Acadie-Bathurst. Pierre-Maxime Poudrier also scored for Val-dOr, which took a 2-0 series lead. Foreurs goaltender Antoine Bibeau stopped 19 shots including a first-period penalty shot by Rafael Lafontaine. Jacob Brennan, meanwhile, finished with 34 saves for the Titan. --- REMPARTS 7 HUSKIES 3 QUEBEC CITY — Nick Sorensen scored a hat trick as the Remparts evened their series with Rouyn-Noranda at a game apiece. 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