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Dioner Navarro ousted for work ethic?

Updated: August 26, 2011, 11:29 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Dioner Navarro's ouster from the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this week was hastened by a failure to devote the requisite time to game preparation that is expected of a catcher, multiple sources said before Friday night's game against the Colorado Rockies. Navarro was designated for assignment on Tuesday, giving the Dodgers 10 days from that point to trade him, release him or outright him to the minors after he clears waivers.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who at the time ...

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