One day after absorbing a collision at the plate by Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, Chicago Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro was declared out for Thursday's matinee finale between the teams with a right ankle contusion, according to Comcast Sportsnet.
"It was a good baseball play," Navarro said on Comcast Sportsnet. "We both did what we needed to do. I guess I got the worse out of it."
Utley was the potential go-ahead run as he came home from second on a base hit by Kevin Frandsen. Navarro blocked the plate forcing Utley to come in hard. X-rays taken on Navarro's leg Wednesday night were negative.
The Cubs also placed reliever Matt Guerrier on the 60-day disabled list with right elbow soreness and outfielder Thomas Neal on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated right shoulder. Neal dislocated his right shoulder throwing a ball into second from left field on Wednesday.
Right-handed pitcher Eduardo Sanchez was also recalled from Triple-A Iowa.