"Most of the players in the MLB have had the dream of going pro since their days in Little League. They did whatever it took to get to where they are, and they'll do whatever it takes to stay there. Unfortunately, sometimes extenuating circumstances call for self-removal from the game the players know and love. That's what happened to former All-Star catcher Dioner Navarro. Navarro recently revealed that he left the game to care for his wife, who suffered a severe stroke and entered a coma." All-Star Catcher Reveals He Left Baseball to Care for Ailing Wife Touching story.