Offseason Grades: Cleveland Indians

After a second half turnaround and an 81-80 finish for the Cleveland Indians, the Tribe missed the postseason by 4.5 games in 2015. Entering the offseason, the Indians have four players who will leave as free agents, Mike Aviles, Gavin Floyd, Ryan Raburn and Ryan Webb. Aviles finished the season batting .231 through 98 games […]
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 WFNY Author Spotlight : Best of Josh Poloha

WFNY is proud of our assortment of writers and are especially grateful to be blessed with its daily readership/viewership. As part of our year-end festivities, WFNY has put together an Author Spotlight series to allow the readers to get to know the writers a bit better by pulling back the curtain on their thoughts and pulling in some of their favorite pieces from the year. We hope...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Aviles can earn $300K in bonuses as part of $2M Tigers deal

DETROIT (AP) Utilityman Mike Aviles can earn $300,000 in performance bonuses as part of his $2 million, one-year contract with the Detroit Tigers. Under the agreement, announced by the Tigers on Friday night, Aviles can earn $50,000 for 150 at-bats and each additional 25 through 275. The versatile 34-year-old saw time at six positions for the Cleveland Indians this year, playing...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles to earn $2 million with Tigers in 2016

On Friday veteran utility player Mike Aviles signed with the Detroit Tigers giving them much needed depth. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Aviles will earn $2 million next season with the ability to earn another $200,000 in incentives. Aviles hit .231/.282/.317 last season with five home runs and 17 RBI in 98 games last season.
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles, Detroit Tigers Agree To One-Year Contract

DETROIT — Utilityman Mike Aviles and the Detroit Tigers have agreed on a one-year contract. The Tigers announced the deal Friday night. The versatile 34-year-old saw time at six positions for the Cleveland Indians this year, playing 11 games at second base, 28 at third base, 23 at shortstop, 34 in left field, five in center field and one in at right field. He hit .231 with five...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers get their utilityman in Mike Aviles

DETROIT (AP) -- Utilityman Mike Aviles and the Detroit Tigers have agreed on a one-year contract.The Tigers announced the deal Friday night.The versatile 34-year-old saw time at six positions for the Cleveland Indians this year, playing 11 games at second base, 28 at third base, 23 at shortstop, 34 in left field, five in center field and one in at right field.He hit .231 with five...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers agree to 1-year deal with utilityman Mike Aviles

DETROIT (AP) Utilityman Mike Aviles and the Detroit Tigers have agreed on a one-year contract. The Tigers announced the deal Friday night. The versatile 34-year-old saw time at six positions for the Cleveland Indians this year, playing 11 games at second base, 28 at third base, 23 at shortstop, 34 in left field, five in center field and one in at right field. He hit .231 with...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Hot Stove: Mike Aviles signs with Detroit Tigers

Mike Aviles made official what many had long-assumed in that he will not be returning to the Cleveland Indians in 2016. On Friday, Mike Aviles reportedly signed with the Detroit Tigers. The man who once said “You’ll never want to play for anyone else” as he followed Terry Francona from the Boston Red Sox to Cleveland will now have to play for someone else. Though the 34 year...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Detroit Tigers sign Mike Aviles

According to ESPN’s Buster Onley, the Detroit Tigers and utility man Mike Aviles have agreed to a contract. The Tigers have reached an agreement with infielder Mike Aviles. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 18, 2015 The length and salary of the contract are yet to be reported. The signing hasn’t been confirmed by the club or the player. Here’s a snapshot of Mike...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ Winter Blueprint: Cleveland Indians

2015 Summary The season began with an incredible sense of anticipation and intrigue as the Cleveland Indians were picked by Sports Illustrated to be the 2015 World Series Champion. Well, we all see how that worked out.  A season that some would say was plagued by injuries and unlucky plays would be described by me in one simple word, average: That is the word more than exemplified...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the Aviles Era Over in Cleveland?

Every now and then, there are reminders in life that professional sports are just a game. They may be a source of entertainment for some and a source of employment for others, but in the end, there are things much more important. Mike Aviles and the Cleveland Indians received that reminder this season as the Tribe’s super-utility man had his focus diverted throughout the season...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Indians Re-sign Mike Aviles?

Now that we are truly on our way into the colder months of the off-season, questions on what to do about certain players are starting to arise more often than usual. With the majority of the roster, it simply comes down to who could be traded for bigger bats; like Carlos Santana or Danny Salazar, just to name a few. However, there is one particular player whose 2015 season and free...
Via Burning River Baseball
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles opens up about emotional 2015

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September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

9/13 Game 2 Recap: Tigers Trounce Tribe, Trevor’s Try at Taming Troubles Thwarted

Player of the Game Mike Aviles lead the lackluster Tribe with 2 hits tonight. That’s all it took to be the best player of the game for the Indians. Feathers Up The Indians took advantage of Randy Wolf in the first inning with handful of base hits and a bases loaded walk to grab an early 2-0 lead. Unfortunately they couldn’t build upon this quick start. Feathers Down Trevor...
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September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Aviles escorts Jimmy Fund patient to the mound for first pitch

Cleveland Indians utilityman Mike Aviles helped escort a Jimmy Fund patient to the mound for a first pitch Wednesday at Fenway Park. Aviles also made a $4,000 donation in honor of each of his four children, to the Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon which supports the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Aviles' daughter, Adriana, has been recieving treatment for leukeimia. She, along with her sister...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles Remembers A Call With John Farrell, Daughter’s First Pitch (Video)

Mike Aviles once was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Toronto Blue Jays as compensation for manager John Farrell. Aviles has never played for Farrell, but he knows what kind of character Farrell has thanks to an unlikely phone call after the trade. “From the little bit I got to know him, when I got traded for him going from Boston to Toronto, he gave me a call and we talked...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell, Mike Aviles’ Daughter, and a Reminder of What’s Important

I started writing this post as a little tribute to former Red Sox player Mike Aviles’ 4-year old daughter, Adriana, who is battling leukemia and threw out the first pitch at Wednesday’s Indians/Yankees game. The video of her first pitch was inspiring and heart-breaking all at once, and it reminded me of all the things I have to be thankful for. Then, as I was finally sitting...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles’ Adorable Daughter Throws Out First Pitch At Indians Game (Video)

The Cleveland Indians showed their full support for Mike Aviles when they refused to ship him at the MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline while his 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, battles cancer. They also set the stage for an awesome moment Thursday night. Before Cleveland’s contest against the New York Yankees, Adriana and her sister, Maiya, got to take the mound at Progressive Field...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Maiya and Adriana Aviles throw out the first pitch

Mike Aviles twin daughters, Adriana and Maiya, were chosen to throw out the first pitch at yesterday’s Indians-Yankees game. There was quite a bit of action before the pitch, and it was unbearably adorable. There was a meeting of the minds (or head-to-head interaction, depending on your preferred pun) with Terry Francona, some warm-up pitching outside the dugout, tips from (or...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles on daughters' pitch: My joy comes from my kids

By Jason Rowan It was an emotional moment at Progressive Field on Thursday night when Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles assumed catcher’s duties during the ceremonial first pitch procession before the Tribe took on the New York Yankees. Tossing out the pitches before the game were Aviles’ four-year-old twin daughters, Adriana and Maya. Adriana was diagnosed with childhood...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles’ twin daughters threw out the first pitches in Cleveland

Before Thursday night’s Yankees-Indians game at Progressive Field, the four-year old twin daughters of Cleveland infielder Mike Aviles threw out the first pitches. This may not seem like a huge deal until you realize that one of Aviles’ daughters, Adriana, is currently battling leukemia. #TeamAdriana and their first pitch! pic.twitter.com/UgARO6y2oK — Cleveland Indians (...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mikes Aviles’ twin daughters to throw first pitches Thursday

By Will Gibson Sometimes first pitches are just first pitches, and sometimes they carry a greater message. Mike Aviles’ twin four-year-old girls, Adriana and Maiya, will throw out the ceremonial first pitches before Thursday night’s game against the New York Yankees. Their pitches will fall in the message-carrying category, and that message is this: Beat it, cancer. Adriana’s...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Watch what happens when you “ruin” a no-hitter

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber threw a complete masterpiece on Sunday afternoon, not allowing his first hit until the seventh inning when Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer lined a two-out, one-two fastball to left field. The belt-high pitch was slapped the opposite way, dropping in front of Indians left fielder Michael Brantley. The ball was well hit by a quality...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tribe Time Now: The Pre-Trade Deadline Episode

Stephanie Liscio (@stephanieliscio) of It’s Pronounced “Lajaway” joins Ryan Thompson (@RThompAK13) of More Than a Fan: Cleveland for the 23rd episode of Tribe Time Now! Stephanie and Ryan discuss the Milwaukee series in review, potential trade ideas from IPL, interest in Santana and Mike Aviles, the AL Central’s vast starting pitching marketplace, the shady PR area of...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians will not trade Mike Aviles while daughter battles leukemia

The Cleveland Indians have received trade inquiries for Mike Aviles leading up to the trade deadline, but the veteran infielder is currently off-limits. That has less to do with his ability and more to do with his current family situation. Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter Adriana was diagnosed with leukemia back in May. She is currently receiving...Read More
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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