Versatility Makes Aviles Invaluable Member of the 2014 Goon Squad

The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland...
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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...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WFNY Stats & Info: Mike Aviles’ historic grand slam

Sunday’s Indians-Tigers game certainly had all the drama of a September battle for the playoffs. Finally, after a long 0-0 battle leading into the ninth inning, third baseman Mike Aviles broke it open with a grand slam. The scoreless slam that late in the game was a bit historic, per the great stats minds of Elias Sports Bureau. Here’s what they distributed after the contest...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles ejected by ump after game was over

Following the last out of the Yankees vs Indians game by Mike Aviles, home plate umpire Tony Randazzo ejected the infielder. Because that makes sense, right?
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB News: Indians agree to two-year deal with Mike Aviles

The Cleveland Indians officially avoided arbitration once again by agreeing to a two-year contract with infielder Mike Aviles. The contract is worth $6 million with an option for 2015. Aviles, who earned $1.2 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility last season, had requested a salary of $3.4 million, Cleveland countered with an offer of $2.4 million for the coming campaign...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Jays GM annoyed with Red Sox

Toronto GM Alex Anthopoulos is a little miffed with the Red Sox for what he called 'gamesmanship' during the John Farrell trade negotiations. 

Via The Victory Formation
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Sox May Be Shopping Aviles

Mike Aviles could be headed to Philly, Nick Cafardo reports.Mike Aviles, SS, Red Sox - Yes, he is currently Boston’s starting shortstop, but the Phillies are one team that would be interested, as they continue to search for an experienced backup infielder who could protect them in case Chase Utley gets off to a slow start with his right knee tendinitis. If the Red Sox committed...
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March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles Victimized by Twitter Hoax, Starts Real Account

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles was the victim of identity theft -- on Twitter. Shortly after Saturday's practice, the Twitter handle @MikeAviles3 released a tweet to report news of a new change. "It's been a great journey down here in #Beantown my agent just confirmed I'm heading to Tampa to play with the Rays," @MikeAviles3 tweeted. ...
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February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Aviles likes right field

The outfield is Mike Aviles' only answer for a decent amount of playing time in 2012. The Sox have yet to add a long-term replacement for J.D. Drew in right and there is a possibility of time on the DL for Crawford. He is sure to get some fill-in time in the infield, but he may now prefer the outfield grass for the future. Projo: "I was playing every day in right field...
Via Ted's Army
January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Aviles getting ready for Right

The Red Sox sent utility man Mike Aviles to Puerto Rico for two weeks to help him get acclimated with right field, a position currently up for grabs.  Aviles took advantage of the opportunity, and to his surprise, actually enjoyed roaming right. Via WEEI: "I had to leave my family for a couple of weeks, but it was a lot more positives because going into spring training now...
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January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

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