Found May 31, 2012 on Reading Between The Seams:
PLAYERS: Alex Avila
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
Tough guy Over the past two seasons, Alex Avila has taken a tremendous beating behind the plate for the Detroit Tigers. He was a horse for the squad in 2011, playing 141 games. Eventually, he wore down and was not able to perform well during the playoffs. If you would like to know why Alex Avila had only three hits in 41 at bats in last year’s post-season, look no further than the video below. Avila had to leave Thursday’s game after a foul ball off the bat of Ryan Sweeney. This is what Avila seems to go through on a regular basis. This is also a legitimate reason not to play catcher!
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