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New White Sox catcher Avila can't wait to beat the Tigers

Alex Avila will have some extra motivation to beat his former team, the Tigers, in 2015. Reinhold Matay USA TODAY SportsNew White Sox catcher Alex Avila is in a unique situation.It looks pretty normal on the surface, a player spends seven years with one club and signs with a division rival. It's not something you see often, but it's not uncommon.What makes Avila's situation unique...
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Free-agent catcher Avila agrees to deal with White Sox

Alex Avila will stay in the AL Central during the 2016 season.  Darren McCollester Getty Images North AmericaCHICAGO -- Free-agent catcher Alex Avila and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.Avila is a .242 hitter with 66 homers and 282 RBI during seven big-league seasons, all with the Detroit Tigers, and has thrown out 24.5 percent of attempted...
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Catcher Alex Avila and White Sox reach $2.5 million deal

CHICAGO (AP) Free agent catcher Alex Avila and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. Avila is a .242 hitter with 66 homers and 282 RBIs during seven big league seasons, all with the Detroit Tigers, and has thrown out 24.5 percent of attempted base stealers. The 29-year-old was limited to 67 games with Detroit last season because of injuries, including...
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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. — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) November 25, 2015 Avila, 28, played seven seasons in Detroit, hitting .242 with 66 home runs. He has battled...
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Tigers: Alex Avila is probably done in Detroit

Family is one thing, business is something totally different for new Tigers GM Al Avila. With free agency on the horizon for longtime Detroit catcher Alex Avila, bringing his son back doesn’t seem to be a priority for Al Avila who believes the veteran backstop will sign elsewhere this offseason. “I don’t really see it as a priority,” the Tigers GM told reporters when...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 10, 2015  |  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

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...
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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...
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...
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: depth a major concern

Over the past two seasons the Detroit Tigers have been a relatively healthy team in terms of games missed, especially considering the advanced age of some of their players. This good fortune has allowed the front office to hide the organization’s lack of overall depth. A farm system that is said to rank 28th out of 30 won’t offer the Tigers much if a few key players start to...
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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