Navarro out of lineup after taking foul tip off mask

Navarro out of lineup after taking foul tip off mask

BALTIMORE -- Dioner Navarro was held out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup Wednesday night for precautionary reasons after being struck on the mask by a foul tip the day before.

Navarro was hit by a foul tip during the middle stages of an 8-2 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday night. He was knocked to the ground, but after getting checked, remained in the game and went on to have an additional at-bat.

The veteran catcher felt "fuzzy" but passed a concussion test after the game and isn't expected to miss a lot of time. In addition to Wednesday's game, Navarro also will sit out on Thursday in New York with knuckleballer R.A. Dickey on the mound, but he then should be good to go.

"I'm feeling good," Navarro said. "I just got a little fuzzy last night after that foul tip. I think it was just an accumulation of foul tips in the head -- can never be a good thing. I felt that one last night and [manager John Gibbons] decided to give me a day off."

Navarro has been a pleasant surprise with the bat for Toronto this season. He is hitting .282 with 12 homers and 68 RBIs while appearing in a career-high 131 games.

Worth noting

The start time for the Blue Jays' game against the Orioles on Sept. 27 at Rogers Centre has been pushed back to 4:07 p.m. ET.

The game originally was scheduled to start at 1:07 p.m. but has been moved to accommodate a television broadcast. Toronto will then wrap up its season the following day with a matinee affair against Baltimore.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.