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ALEX AVILA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tigers designate Chamberlain, Gorzelanny for assignment; Avila returns to lineup

DETROIT -- The youth movement is on in the Tigers' bullpen. The Tigers made a flurry of moves Friday, starting with designating Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had the unenviable task of telling two veterans they were being let go. "I know Joba struggled here recently at the end, but without Joba, we don't win the division last year...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers activate Alex Avila and option Bryan Holaday to Triple-A

In a series of moves for the Tigers on Friday, they also activated veteran catcher Alex Avila from the 15-day DL and optioned Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo. Batting sixth and starting tonight against the Blue Jays Avila may likely see a somewhat reduced role behind the plate especially against left-handed pitchers.  
Via The Majors Detroit
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers notes: Tom Gorzelanny, Alex Avila and lineup changes

  Joba Chamberlain wasn’t the only one designated for assignment. The Detroit Tigers cut ties with Tom Gorzelanny too. After the team announced that Jeff Ferrell and Drew VerHagen would join the bullpen before Friday’s game, it seemed the struggling veterans were likely gone. The Tigers signed Gorzelanny to be its top left-hander out of the bullpen, but he’s posted a 6.37...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Alex Avila nearing return

Manager Brad Ausmus wasn’t ready to commit. Still, there’s a good chance that Alex Avila returns to the majors on Friday. When asked if the Detroit Tigers catcher will be recalled following tonight’s game in Toledo, Ausmus didn’t take the bait. “He’s DH-ing (in Toledo) tonight.” Ausmus told Chris McCosky of The Detroit News. Brad Ausmus said Alex Avila will DH tonight...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Avila close to rejoining the Detroit Tigers

After almost two months on the disabled list, it appears the Detroit Tigers are a few days away from getting their everyday catcher back. Alex Avila was placed on the disabled list by Tigers on May 9 with what was termed as “loose bodies” in his left knee. Avila originally was going to have surgery but surgery was avoided for a plan of rest and rehab. In 22 games this season...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

McCann hits walk off home run to sink White Sox, probably heading to backup role once Avila returns

The Tigers erased a 4-run deficit in the 8th thanks to a Victor Martinez bases clearing double then it was James McCann that put Detroit over the top with a walk-off solo shot to left field giving the Tigers a 5-4 win over the White Sox. It was McCann’s second walk-off home run as the 25-year old rookie catcher has a slash line of .248/.290/.370 with 42 strikeouts and nine walks...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Avila on the 15-day DL with a knee injury, could be out until after the All-Star break

The Tigers announced Saturday that catcher Alex Avila was placed on the 15-day DL with what was described as a ‘loose body’ in his knee. So what the hell does that mean? Apparently a piece of bone or cartilage became loose in the knee and may have to be scoped out via arthroscopic surgery. This means the veteran catcher could be lost for about 2-3 months or return to the lineup...
Via The Majors Detroit
May 09, 2015  |  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
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