Jays catcher Josh Thole showing more power in bat

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Esmil Rogers celebrates their victory with catcher Josh Thole against the...

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Esmil Rogers celebrates their victory with catcher Josh Thole against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:48 AM ET

If Charles Dickens were to break down the Toronto Blue Jays’ season so far, he might describe it as a A Tale of Two Catchers.

Even though in his day, baseball was still called Rounders.

In any event, it has been a tale of two catchers this year for the Jays, something in which they’re no doubt extremely happy about.

J.P. Arencibia, the catcher the Jays bid adieu to after last year’s disappointing campaign, is having a dreadful start to the year for the Texas Rangers, hitting .094 in 12 games with zero home runs and an On Base Percentage of .171. He’s basically been bumped as the No.1 catcher for Robinson Chirinos.

The guy Toronto brought in as Arencibia’s replacement, Dioner Navarro is having the direct opposite start to the season.

Not only has the Caracas, Venezuela native been solid behind the plate, he’s fourth in the AL in batting average (.309) and hits (25) for catchers (heading into Sunday’s games) and is tied for third in RBI (14).


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