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ALEX AVILA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tigers discuss which players in clubhouse would make good managers

If you ask the Detroit Tigers if they see any future managers in their clubhouse, you will get two common answers. First, everyone thinks Alex Avila will be good. Second, while they all have suggestions about which teammates would be great skippers, very few of them want to do the job themselves. The conversation started during a pregame discussion with Brad Ausmus. "I can&...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Alex Avila tipping the Tigers’ pitches?

Fans and the Tigers alike continue to look for answers when it comes to the team’s nearly month and a half long free fall. During that time the offense has gone silent but perhaps most importantly Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer have been getting lit up by opposing pitchers which again leaves many wondering what the hell is going on? Could it be mechanics? A string of bad luck...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: Avila back in starting lineup Sunday

DETROIT -- Tigers catcher Alex Avila may still be a baseball magnet but he's doing fine. Two nights after getting caught in the mask by David Ortiz's backswing and leaving the game, Avila was back in the lineup for Sunday night's game. "I don't think I was that concerned when I came out of the game," Avila said. "The last time I had a concussion I was...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Avila to miss Saturday's game after hit to head

DETROIT -- Alex Avila has enough trouble staying healthy, given the number of times he gets hit by foul balls. Friday, it was a bat that sent him to the sidelines. Avila left Detroit's 6-2 victory over the Red Sox in the eighth inning after being hit in the head by David Ortiz's follow-through and will miss at least Saturday's game. "We're going to keep an eye...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alex Avila takes foul tip straight to the nuts

via Vine Alex Avila takes more foul tips of the mask than any other catcher in the history of baseball.  Ok, I made that up.  Sunday night against the Red Sox, he would have been so lucky to take one off the mask.  A Shane Victorino foul ball gave him an instant stomach ache and made his throat dry.  Have you been there?  It isn’t a good feeling. My stomach hurts just watching...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Addressing the Alex Avila problem

Almost a month into the 2014 Major League Baseball season, the Detroit Tigers have yet to find a way to score runs on a consistent basis. In 17 games, Detroit has failed to score more than two runs on eight occasions and are 2-6 in those games. The struggles of Miguel Cabrera and the lack of offensive contribution at the shortstop position could be seen as the main reason for these...
Via isportsweb.com
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Questions behind the plate

Detroit Tigers: Questions behind the plateQuestions about the Detroit Tigers heading into the 2014 season range from the bullpen, to the third base position  and everything in between. Answering those questions however, likely won’t happen until the first month of the season is completed. Although, there might be enough evidence to turn one of those questions into a frightening...
Via isportsweb.com
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: is Alex Avila running out of time?

Is it possible that Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is over-the-hill at age 26? Rewind to the end of the 2011 season and it appeared as though the Tigers had baseball’s best up and coming catcher. He had hit .295 with 33 doubles, 19 homers, 82 RBI’s, and slugged at a .506 clip. The future doesn’t get much brighter for a young backstop. And then came 2012, the season in which...
Via isportsweb.com
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: catcher edition

Much has been made of the Detroit Tigers adding Torii Hunter to the roster and how much that will improve the offense and defense of a team that was so frustratingly close to winning it all last year. Indeed, Hunter will provide a huge piece to the Tigers’ puzzle, but he doesn’t cure all of the ills. Most people with an opinion have the Tigers’ 2013 Opening Day lineup looking...
Via isportsweb.com
November 27, 2012  |  1 Comment

Alex Avila's All-Star encore hinges on consistency

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila loves the word consistency. The question for Avila, who turned 25 this past week, is whether he'll be able to consistently be the player he was last season. Manager Jim Leyland announced before last season that Avila would be the everyday starting catcher and Avila did not disappoint. He hit .295 with 19 home runs and 82 RBIs, earning...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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