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Keith Law ranks the Tigers’ farm system dead last

So how bad is the Tigers’ farm system? Pretty damn bad if you ask Keith Law…. In his latest set of rankings for Major League farm systems, Law not only had the Tigers outside the top 15, he had them dead last in all of baseball. My ranking of all 30 MLB farm systems is now up for Insiders: http://t.co/8uOppDP6R1 — keithlaw (@keithlaw) January 28, 2015 Here’s what he had...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers will try Alex Avila at first base

In the event that Miguel Cabrera isn’t ready for opening day, the Tigers are looking at backup options for first base which apparently include working out Alex Avila at the position during Spring Training according to Jon Morosi. Tigers plan for Alex Avila to work out at first base a little in spring training, in case Miguel Cabrera is not ready for Opening Day. — Jon Morosi...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Avila to try new mask this season

TOLEDO, OHIO -- Tigers catcher Alex Avila will have a new look this season. Before their appearance in Toledo with Mud Hens fans, manager Brad Ausmus said that Avila will wear a hockey-style catcher's mask this season. "I tried it my very first spring training in a bullpen one time," Avila said. "I didn't give it much of a chance. I'm very traditional. When I started catching, I...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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 Baseball Essential
November 17, 2014  |  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
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: Alex Avila is not retiring despite concussions

The Detroit Tigers finished the 2014 season with a record of 90-72, first in the American League Central. Their season ended following a loss to the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS, three games to none. The Tigers head into the off season looking to boost a pitching staff that was 24th in the Major Leagues in ERA. Another concern is the health of catcher Alex Avila, who suffered...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite concussions, Alex Avila wants to return to the Tigers in 2015

Since being struck in the mask during the ALDS earlier in the month, Tigers catcher Alex Avila insists he’s concussion symptom free and probably would be playing right now if Detroit was still in the postseason. “I had a CT scan and an MRI checking my brain and my neck and the arteries leading to it, and everything checks out normal and healthy,” Avila told Chris Iott of MLive...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Avila leaves game after foul ball off mask

DETROIT (AP) Tigers catcher Alex Avila has left Game 3 of the AL Division Series against Baltimore after taking a foul tip off the mask. Avila, who has had concussion problems in the past, was hit by a ball off the bat of Steve Pearce in the sixth inning Sunday. Trainer Kevin Rand came out to check on Avila, who eventually walked off the field to a nice ovation from the Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Detroit Tigers Clinch Fourth Straight AL Central Title

It took until Game 162 of the regular season, but the Detroit Tigers finally — finally — locked up an AL Central title they were expected to have in hand long ago. David Price twirled a gem on Sunday afternoon vs. the Twins, with the offense providing him just enough support in a 3-0 victory. The final out came when Joe Nathan induced a foul popup, which Alex Avila tracked down...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Avila's injury casts spotlight on MLB concussion protocol

Fans at Comerica Park were thrilled to see Alex Avila back behind home plate on Monday as the Tigers played host to the Chicago White Sox. The downside was that Avila didn't seem to be feeling himself, going 0-for-4 and striking out three times as Chicago defeated Detroit 2-0. Avila did manage a lead-off single in the seventh inning Tuesday night, when the Tigers beat the White Sox...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Alex Avila returns to lineup

The Detroit Tigers fell to the Chicago White Sox last night by the score of 2-0. The loss dropped the Tigers to 86-70, a game ahead of the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central. With six games remaining, the Tigers still hold a good position in the playoff race. They saw the return of catcher Alex Avila, who had been out with a concussion. #455401528 / gettyimages.comI...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Avila's latest absence is over

DETROIT -- It took a little longer than the Tigers might have wanted, but Alex Avila is back from his latest brain injury. Due to the complications of clearing a player to return from a concussion, Tigers trainer Kevin Rand had told the media that Avila wouldn't be able to play until Tuesday. However, when Brad Ausmus finally released the lineup 45 minutes before Monday's first pitch...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers' Avila remains sidelined with dizziness

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Tigers catcher Alex Avila remained sidelined by concussion-like symptoms Friday, and manager Brad Ausmus was uncertain when the veteran backstop will be able to return to the lineup. Rookie catcher James McCann started in Avila's place as Detroit began a crucial three-game series against the Royals, who were a half-game back in the AL Central. Avila took a...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Alex Avila still not symptom-free

The Detroit Tigers lost to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday by the score of 4-3. The loss dropped to Tigers to 84-67 on the season, first in the American League Central. The Tigers have been excellent all season offensively, ranked 2nd in the Major League in runs scored. They were without catcher Alex Avila, who is still dealing with concussion symptoms. Bryan Holaday started for...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Justin Verlander, Alex Avila

With the Detroit Tigers fighting for a division title and having only two weeks left, now is not the time for new injuries to occur. Yet, the Tigers must now keep and eye on pitcher Justin Verlander and catcher Alex Avila. Verlander has a recurring blister, and Avila has light-headedness. The good news is that they are both merely day-to-day.Justin VerlanderMichigan Live's James...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Alex Avila’s Clutch Two-Run Home Run vs. Cleveland

Alex Avila may not be hitting the cover off the ball on a regular basis this season, but he has delivered some huge hits when the Detroit Tigers have needed them most. The latest came Saturday night, with Detroit trailing the Indians by one in the eighth. With the tying run on second and two outs, Avila turned on a 3-2 pitch from Bryan Shaw and launched it into the right-field seats...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Alex Avila exits with lightheadedness

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila was pulled early from the win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday after complaining of a headache, reports James Schmehl of MLive.com. Avila left in the seventh inning after someone told manager Brad Ausmus that the catcher did not seem right, as Ausmus himself told Schmehl:"Someone said to me that he didn't seem right on the bench," Ausmus said...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.149: Indians at Tigers

Alex Avila tightened the screws and launched one, and the Tigers are again in first place today. If the playoffs began today, KC and Oakland would be playing the wild card game, and Detroit would be going to Baltimore. Justin Verlander gets another chance to contribute to the rotation, as the Tigers have the brooms in hand. Even though it is the dreaded Sunday day game after a night...
Via Tigers Weblog
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Avila homer sends Tigers over Indians, 5-4

DETROIT—There’s no denying Bryan Shaw has been one of the most reliable arms for the Indians all season long. Yet, for a team still trying to claw their way to October, it’s one pitch from the right-hander that could end up being his most lasting impression. Clinging to a 4-3 lead with two outs in the eighth, Detroit’s Alex Avila sent Cleveland to their most crushing...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 13, 2014  |  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

Avila's 2-run homer in 8th keeps Tigers in 1st with win over Indians

  Alex Avila hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers kept their slim AL Central lead, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday night. The Tigers remained a half-game ahead of Kansas City, which topped Boston 7-1. Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw (5-4) into the right-field stands for his 11th home run. Victor Martinez hit his...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Avila hits two-run HR in 8th, Tigers top Indians

DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Avila hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers kept their slim AL Central lead, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday night. The Tigers remained a half-game ahead of Kansas City, which topped Boston 7-1. Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw (5-4) into the right-field stands for his 11th home run. Victor Martinez...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Avila hits two-run HR in 8th, Tigers top Indians

DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Avila hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers kept their slim AL Central lead, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday night. The Tigers remained a half-game ahead of Kansas City, which topped Boston 7-1. Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw (5-4) into the right-field stands for his 11th home run. Victor Martinez...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Avila hits 2-run HR in 8th, Tigers top Indians

DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Avila hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers kept their slim AL Central lead, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday night. The Tigers remained a half-game ahead of Kansas City, which topped Boston 7-1. Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw (5-4) into the right-field stands for his 11th home run. Victor Martinez...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Avila, Homers Make Detroit Late Inning Victors; Tigers 5, Indians 4

One breath at a time. With just over two weeks remaining in the season, the Cleveland Indians may not have much life remaining in their playoff hopes, and one of those final breaths may have been taken Saturday night. Alex Avila hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning off Bryan Shaw to give the Tigers a 5-4 victory, extending the Tigers’ lead in the division over...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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