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ALEX AVILA RUMORS & GOSSIP

It's time for the Tigers to start tanking

Detroit needs to face the music. Sunday morning on Jim Duquette’s radio show, general manager Al Avila told the host that whether or not the Tigers buy or sell is something that will continue to be evaluated “along the way.” Additionally, he added he believes they have a championship caliber club that has the ability to go on a run. However, the organization has made some...
Via Bless You Boys
3 days ago

The Tigers Have Found Another Slugger

When the Tigers signed Alex Avila over the winter, it wasn’t exactly a blockbuster. They paid him $2 million to re-join the organization and serve as the backup catcher to James McCann, and since his dad is the GM of the team, there was an easy narrative for those who wanted to criticize the organization for not doing more to upgrade a team reaching the end of its window to contend...
Via Fangraphs
May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: What to make of Alex Avila’s hot start?

No one expected this out of Alex Avila. The Tigers are off to an 8-4 start, which leads the American League Central Division, and Avila is a big reason why. The 30-year old catcher is currently hitting .700 with two home runs and five runs batted in through the first 12 games of the season. He’s only played in five games, but his hot start has raised some eye brows. Through five...
Via isportsweb.com
April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander has funny exchange with ex-teammate after home run

Justin Verlander had a funny exchange with Alex Avila after being burned by his former catcher for the second start in a row. In the 7th inning of Monday’s Tigers-White Sox game, Avila homered off Verlander to tie the game at two. The homer marked Avila’s sixth of the season and second homer off Verlander as he also took the former Cy Younger deep in a previous game. Avila...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox sign catcher Alex Avila

The Chicago White Sox have signed former Tigers catcher Alex Avila to a one-year, $2.5 million deal, the team announced Wednesday. The #WhiteSox have agreed to terms with catcher Alex Avila on a one-year deal. pic.twitter.com/AdRLMjHX3k — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) November 25, 2015 Avila, 28, played seven seasons in Detroit, hitting .242 with 66 home runs. He has battled...
Via The Outside Corner
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t think the Tigers miss Alex Avila? They sorely do.

Don’t think the Tigers miss Alex Avila much? Avila has been on the shelf since May 9th with “loose bodies in his left knee”, but has recently resumed baseball activities meaning his return to the club is close. The Tigers were 19-11 when Avila the day Avila went on the disabled list and have gone 9-17 since. Don’t think the Detroit Tigers miss Alex Avila. You have to be...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Detroit Tigers that need to rise above

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that ‘water always finds its level’. Well, for the Detroit Tigers in 2015, they’re going to need a few players to rise above what is expected of them and play excellent baseball. I will be posting a series of articles identifying certain categories of players within each position group (offense, starting pitching, and bullpen) and breaking...
Via isportsweb.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Detroit Tigers love Alex Avila, maybe you should too

Detroit Tigers fans far and wide seem completely fed up with Alex Avila. The Detroit Tigers themselves are not. They have signed off on his option year, which will keep Avila in Motown for the 2015 season at the price of $5.4M. Clearly Avila is not the player that took the American League by storm in 2011. That year, after a so-so rookie campaign, he hit .295 with 33 doubles, 19...
Via isportsweb.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Avila’s homer lifts Tigers to 5-4 win over Cleveland

http://themajors.net/detroit/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/mlbtv_cledet_36231305_1200K.mp4 As the Royals led the Red Sox comfortably the Tigers were in danger of losing their half-game lead over Kansas City trailing Cleveland by a run in the bottom of the 8th with two outs. That was until Alex Avila, whose become incredibly clutch sent a 3-2 pitch from Bryan Shaw out over the right...
Via The Majors Detroit
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alex Avila jumps into screen for sweet catch

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is doing everything he can to keep the Tigers in the hunt for the AL Central crown. In the fifth inning of Friday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians, he chased down a foul ball hit by Indians OF Mike Aviles. He dived and made the catch. But in doing so, he hit into the safety net, bounced...
Via The Sports Daily
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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