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Game 2015.132: Tigers at Royals

JV is getting into a groove. The defenses miscues are troubling. Lots of guys look like they have checked out. 1. Anthony Gose, CF 2. Ian Kinsler, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 4. J.D Martinez, RF 5. Victor Martinez, DH 6. Nick Castellanos, 3B 7. Tyler Collins, LF 8. Jose Iglesias, SS 9. Alex Avila, C
Via Tigers Weblog
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Al Avila named new General Manager

The Detroit Tigers announced on Tuesday afternoon that Dave Dombrowski has resigned as General Manager of the franchise and his assistant, Al Avila, will take over those duties. Dombrowski said last week that the Tigers were “rebooting” at the trade deadline this season and Owner Mike Illitch saw Dombrowski as a part of the issue and not the solution moving forward from this...
Via isportsweb.com
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dombrowski out as Tigers' president, GM; Al Avila takes over

DETROIT (AP) Dave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers and been replaced by Al Avila. The move was announced Tuesday by the Tigers, who are 51-54 and 11 1/2 games out of first place in the AL Central. Dombrowski joined the Tigers as team president in 2002. He replaced Randy Smith as general manager after the team lost the first six games of the...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

LIVE STREAM: Dombrowski realeased by Tigers presser at 5 p.m.

DETROIT (AP) -- Dave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers and been replaced by Al Avila. The move was announced Tuesday by the Tigers, who are 51-54 and 11 1/2 games out of first place in the AL Central. Dombrowski joined the Tigers as team president in 2002. He replaced Randy Smith as general manager after the team lost the first six games of...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

LIVE STREAM: Dombrowski realeased by Tigers presser at 5 p.m.

DETROIT (AP) -- Dave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers and been replaced by Al Avila. The move was announced Tuesday by the Tigers, who are 51-54 and 11 1/2 games out of first place in the AL Central. Dombrowski joined the Tigers as team president in 2002. He replaced Randy Smith as general manager after the team lost the first six games of...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers name Al Avila general manager, Dave Dombrowski released

The Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball announced that Al Avila has been named general manager of the club and executive VP of operations. He will replace Dave Dombrowski. .@Tigers promote assistant GM Al Avila to Executive VP of Baseball Operations and GM. Dave Dombrowski released from his contract. — MLB (@MLB) August 4, 2015 Dombrowski, 55, was named the team president...
Via Baseball Essential
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes from Tigers

The New York Mets couldn’t get a trade done for Carlos Gomez. They didn’t get one done for Jay Bruce. But they DID end up picking up a legitimate power bat in the outfield – Yoenis Cespedes. Source says Cespedes has been dealt to the Mets . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) July 31, 2015   New York did NOT deal Zack Wheeler to the Tigers in the Cespedes deal. They...
Via The Outside Corner
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers 'rebooting,' make David Price available in trade

The question about whether or not the Detroit Tigers are buyers or sellers has reportedly been answered – they’re selling. Specifically, they’re “rebooting” and listening on some of their impending free agents, including both David Price and Yoenis Cespedes. Dombrowski confirms: Tigers are “rebooting,” will listen on trades for pending free agents. — Jason Beck...
Via The Outside Corner
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2015.99: Tigers at Devil Rays

Yes, I know they are just the Rays now. But I reject the name change. All the Tiger brass are in Tampa to huddle together and figure out what to do. Hmm, maybe sell, maybe buy, maybe change our names and become captains of some sailing vessel with a really good Jimmy Buffet cover band. The Tigers did obtain a new bullpen arm. Oh wait, it’s Buck Farmer. No, no never mind, Buck is...
Via Tigers Weblog
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Postgame 7.21.15: Alex Avila (VIDEO)

Justin White talks to Alex Avila after the Tigers' 11-9 loss to the Mariners Tuesday night.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2015.93: Mariners at Tigers

It was nice to see a win for a change. Kinsler smashed a bat Sunday then swung a mean bat Monday, with the under-used James McCann providing the rest of the firepower needed. Alfredo Simon wasn’t good, but he wasn’t a disaster (sell high! well, relatively high), and the bullpen was, dare I say, good. After the game Kinsler put in his plea to not give up on the season. Chris Iott...
Via Tigers Weblog
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Postgame 7.19.15: Alex Avila (VIDEO)

Alex Avila talks about Justin Verlander's performance in more after the Tigers' 9-3 loss to the Orioles Sunday.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

McCann, Avila, or Both?

As a Tiger fan that attends many games and follows the team very closely, you hear a lot of things. I’ve recently heard a call out for the Tigers to use James McCann full-time because Alex Avila hasn’t done much since 2011. I wanted to share my thoughts on that idea. James McCann has had a successful rookie season and exceeded my expectations for him. He’s great throwing out...
Via Baseball Essential
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2015.88: Tigers at Twins

Normally I find the All-Star break irritating. Four days with no Tiger baseball! This year I think we could all use the break right now, after watching the Tigers get simonized yesterday. Today’s Worst Hitter Bats Fifth Again Lineup: Ian Kinsler, 2B Yoenis Cespedes, LF Victor Martinez, DH JD Martinez, RF Alex Avila, C Nick Castellanos, 3B Marc Krauss, 1B Anthony Gose, CF Jose...
Via Tigers Weblog
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers designate Chamberlain, Gorzelanny for assignment; Avila returns to lineup

DETROIT -- The youth movement is on in the Tigers' bullpen. The Tigers made a flurry of moves Friday, starting with designating Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had the unenviable task of telling two veterans they were being let go. "I know Joba struggled here recently at the end, but without Joba, we don't win the division last year...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers activate Alex Avila and option Bryan Holaday to Triple-A

In a series of moves for the Tigers on Friday, they also activated veteran catcher Alex Avila from the 15-day DL and optioned Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo. Batting sixth and starting tonight against the Blue Jays Avila may likely see a somewhat reduced role behind the plate especially against left-handed pitchers.  
Via The Majors Detroit
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

McCann hits walk off home run to sink White Sox, probably heading to backup role once Avila returns

The Tigers erased a 4-run deficit in the 8th thanks to a Victor Martinez bases clearing double then it was James McCann that put Detroit over the top with a walk-off solo shot to left field giving the Tigers a 5-4 win over the White Sox. It was McCann’s second walk-off home run as the 25-year old rookie catcher has a slash line of .248/.290/.370 with 42 strikeouts and nine walks...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t think the Tigers miss Alex Avila? They sorely do.

Don’t think the Tigers miss Alex Avila much? Avila has been on the shelf since May 9th with “loose bodies in his left knee”, but has recently resumed baseball activities meaning his return to the club is close. The Tigers were 19-11 when Avila the day Avila went on the disabled list and have gone 9-17 since. Don’t think the Detroit Tigers miss Alex Avila. You have to be...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

McCann on the spot for Tigers with Avila injured

DETROIT (AP) Rookie catcher James McCann should have plenty of chances to make an impact over the next few weeks. Alex Avila, Detroit's regular catcher for the past few seasons, is dealing with a knee problem, and that means McCann will have to play a bigger role than expected at this early stage in his career. McCann made his major league debut last September, and he looked like...
Via AP on Fox
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers' Price has hamstring injury, Avila put on 15-day DL

DETROIT -- David Price has a mild strain of his right hamstring, and the Detroit Tigers plan to decide early next week when the star left-hander will make his next start. Price got hurt on a fluky play Friday night against Kansas City, stepping on a bat that had been tossed aside by the plate umpire in anticipation of a play at home. The Tigers disclosed the extent of his injury...
Via AP on Fox
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit's Avila goes on DL, Price has hamstring strain

DETROIT (AP) Tigers catcher Alex Avila has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee issue, and the team said left-hander David Price has a mild strain of his right hamstring. Detroit announced Avila's move to the DL on Saturday and recalled catcher Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers described Avila's injury as a ''loose body'' - he said ''it's like a piece...
Via AP on Fox
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Avila on the 15-day DL with a knee injury, could be out until after the All-Star break

The Tigers announced Saturday that catcher Alex Avila was placed on the 15-day DL with what was described as a ‘loose body’ in his knee. So what the hell does that mean? Apparently a piece of bone or cartilage became loose in the knee and may have to be scoped out via arthroscopic surgery. This means the veteran catcher could be lost for about 2-3 months or return to the lineup...
Via The Majors Detroit
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Notes: Cabrera takes break from treadmill; back keeps Avila out Friday

LAKELAND, Fla. -- No one will rush Miguel Cabrera this spring. Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski has said it and the Tigers proved that Friday morning. Cabrera, who is still recovering from right ankle surgery to remove bone spurs and to repair a stress fracture in his navicular bone, did not run on the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill. "Today was more of a rest day...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Detroit Tigers that need to rise above

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that ‘water always finds its level’. Well, for the Detroit Tigers in 2015, they’re going to need a few players to rise above what is expected of them and play excellent baseball. I will be posting a series of articles identifying certain categories of players within each position group (offense, starting pitching, and bullpen) and breaking...
Via isportsweb.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Avila making adjustments to deal with harmful foul tips

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) The difference is a subtle one, and it barely stands out to the untrained eye as Alex Avila sets up behind the plate at spring training. While preparing to receive a pitch, the Detroit catcher lowers one knee to the ground, a move the Tigers hope will help Avila avoid harmful foul tips by keeping his head lower. ''Foul tips generally come off the top half of...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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