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Mike Aviles is Casey Blake

Mike Aviles and former Indians third baseman/right fielder Casey Blake may not seem to have much in common on the surface, but they are in fact, the same individual. Aviles was born in New York City in 1981 while Blake is from Iowa and was born almost a decade earlier. Blake began his career as a third baseman with the Blue Jays, but came to the Tribe as a free agent from Minnesota...
Via Burning River Baseball
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ramifications of Bringing Back Mike Aviles

The Cleveland Indians decided yesterday to accept the $3.5M option of Mike Aviles, bringing back the utility infielder for the 2015 season. There was a $250K buyout, so it was a real cost of just $3.25M as the first quarter million was already sunk. While in the initial look at the situation, it looked as if the Indians would have been better off letting him go or trading him (which...
Via Burning River Baseball
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Picking up Aviles’ option goes beyond the numbers

Strictly based on the numbers, Cleveland exercising utility man Mike Aviles’ $3.5 million option for 2015 makes no sense. Going beyond the surface numbers, however, shows why the move is defensible. No one will ever confuse Aviles with an impact player. His offense over the past three seasons has been remarkably consistent, with the 33-year-old posting the following lines: 2012...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Indians Exercise Aviles’ Option?

The Cleveland Indians will have a few hard decisions to make, regarding personnel and one of the first of these should involve Mike Aviles. Unlike all but one other member of the final 40 man roster for the Indians, Aviles is not officially under contract for the 2015 season. Rather, the super utility man has a single option year left from his contract that he signed shortly after...
Via Burning River Baseball
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: San Francisco has interest in Indians' Mike Aviles, Asdrubal Cabrera

The Giants are back to being alone in first place.  They look like they're playoff bound barring a meltdown but that won't stop them from attempting to pick up another bat that can help the stagnant production at second base.  Jon Morosi tweets out an update:As I just said on @MLBONFOX pregame, Giants considering Asdrubal Cabrera and Mike Aviles as trade options -- *if* the Indians...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles Fires Rocket From Left Field To Gun Down Runner At First (Video)

Cleveland Indians left fielder Mike Aviles should really play the outfield more often. The utility man has spent the majority of his career in the infield, but during Sunday’s game against the White Sox, Aviles got the opportunity to show off what he can do in left field, and he did not disappointment. Making just his 20th career start in left, Aviles and his cannon of an arm made...
Via NESN.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles with a play of the year nominee

CLEVELAND -- Mike Aviles made one of the plays of the year for the Indians during the second inning of Sunday's game against Chicago as he doubled up Conor Gillaspie. A hard-charging Aviles caught a Gordon Beckham fly ball just inside the left-field line for the first out in the inning. Aviles' momentum carried him into the wall in foul territory but he quickly saw that Gillaspie...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Aviles comes through with game-winning RBI as Tribe edge Rockies

CLEVELAND -- After guessing wrong on a ground ball during the seventh inning, Mike Aviles had a chance to redeem himself in the eighth of a tie game. His single to right scored Jason Kipnis with the go-ahead run as the Indians held on to beat Colorado 7-6 at Progressive Field on Saturday. Take away the grounder and it was a pretty good day for Aviles, who was 3 for 4 with a home...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Aviles delivers win but brings much more to Indians

CLEVELAND -- Mike Aviles is the epitome of a Terry Francona guy -- plenty of versatility and available when needed. With two outs in the ninth and a tie game, Aviles delivered when needed the most as he had an RBI single to give the Indians a 4-3 walk-off win over the Twins at Progressive Field. Cleveland had 11 walk-off victories last season, which was tied for second in the American...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing Mike Aviles' plate discipline and what it means

If you want to find one of the key reasons for Cleveland's big turnaround from 2012 to 2013, just look at the upgrades on the bench -- like the addition of Mike Aviles. It is very easy to just look at a starting nine or the five-man rotation, but over a long 162-game season, depth really comes into play. During the 2012 season, Cleveland's key bench members consisted of players...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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