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MIKE AVILES RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians pick up option on Aviles

CLEVELAND -- In a move that was expected, the Indians have picked up their club option on infielder Mike Aviles for next season. Aviles, who will be in his third season with the Tribe, hit .247 with 16 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 39 RBI. He equaled his career-high with 14 stolen bases and had two walk off hits, including a home run on Aug. 14 against Baltimore. Besides...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
28 days ago  |  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

Stroylines: Indians pick up club option on Milke Aviles

Top Stories Mike Aviles will be back on the Indians roster for the 2015 season. The Indians decided to exercise their $3.5 million option on him for 2015 instead of buying him out for $250K. According to Paul Hoynes, the Indians could have went either way with the decision since they are limited financially for the upcoming season. Aviles hit .247 with 5 HR and 39 RBI. He only played...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
October 23, 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

Indians Injury Update: Mike Aviles out with whiplash

Cleveland Indians outfielder Mike Aviles was out of the lineup Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers with symptoms related to whiplash, reports Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com: #488338739 / gettyimages.comAviles suffered the injury in the first inning of Monday’s loss to Detroit while diving for an Ian Kinsler triple and was removed after one at-bat after receiving a rare start...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 03, 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...
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 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
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