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Dioner Navarro has torn oblique

Updated: March 25, 2011, 3:56 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Dioner Navarro has a right oblique muscle tear, an injury that will result in him beginning the season on the 15-day disabled list.

The injury is similar to the one suffered earlier this spring by pitcher Jon Garland, who is expected to miss at least a month.

Although manager Don Mattingly didn't offer a timetable Friday for Navarro's return, it is likely Navarro will miss all of April.

Navarro, whom the Dodgers signed ...

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