The Detroit Tigers have released outfielder Xavier Avery, who has decided to exercise an opt-out in his contract. The 25-year-old center fielder was signed by the Tigers to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training this past offseason. Avery had a team-high .305 batting average with a .371 on-base percentage in 73 games with Triple-A Toledo. He served as the Mud Hens...
TOLEDO, OH – Former Gwinnett Braves’ infielder Josh Wilson’s two-out, bloop single in the bottom of the 12th inning scored Xavier Avery from second base to give the Toledo Mud Hens (16-23) a 5-4 win over the G-Braves (17-23) in the finale of the three-game series at Fifth Third Field. In that final frame, Avery doubled to right field off of Gwinnett right-handed reliever Carlos...
The flirtation with Nelson Cruz is over. Cruz is going to sign with Baltimore on a one year, eight million dollar deal. Although the Mariners were long rumored to be pursuing after Cruz, the power hitting OF will be taking his bat to the A.L. East. How harmful is Seattle not getting a deal done with Cruz going to be? Nelson Cruz won’t be bringing his bat to Seattle, choosing...
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