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Navarro making presence felt when called upon

Navarro making presence felt when called upon

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Navarro making presence felt when called upon
CINCINNATI -- Reds backup catcher Dioner Navarro has continued to contribute since he was a late-August callup from Triple-A Louisville. Navarro, who was 2-for-3 with two RBIs in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Brewers, entered Wednesday 15-for-47 (.319) in his last 15 games and batting .281 overall.

"I'm just here to chip in," Navarro said. "Every time I get the opportunity, I just want to contribute and help the team win. I'm just trying to make the best out of every opportunity I get and don't waste it and don't put pressure on myself. Just go out there and play the way I know how to play and keep helping the team."

While Ryan Hanigan was being rested with a bruised shoulder, Navarro caught ace Johnny Cueto for the first time this season on Tuesday as he worked seven strong innings.

"We'd like to get Navarro to be able to catch all of our guys," acting manager Chris Speier said. "With our situation the way it was, with Hanigan needing just a little bit of a blow ... this gave us a chance to catch Navarro, and he did a great job."

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