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ALEX AVILA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tigers exercise $5.4M option on C Alex Avila

The Detroit Tigers have exercised the $5.4 million option on catcher Alex Avila for the 2015 season. Avila fell 43 plate appearances short of a $100,000 bonus for next season.“I’m happy they did (pick up the option),” Avila told Chris Iott of MichiganLive, “and I’ll be ready to go for next season.”Avila, a six-year player, broke into the league in 2009, but it was not...
Via On-Base Talk
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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

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...
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: 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

Disabled list might be best option for Avila, Tigers

DETROIT Alex Avila needs to go on the disabled list. Avila having to leave Tuesday night's game after the fifth inning after his right hamstring tightened up on him again was not the reason the Tigers lost a 4-2 game to the Cleveland Indians in front of 33,258 at Comerica Park. What Avila's been going through is what a lot of the Tigers have been going through this season...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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