Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:59:54 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Mike Aviles is batting second and playing shortstop Friday, August 1, against the Texas Rangers.
Fantasy Tip: Aviles stands to finish the season strong, especially if he gets locked into the No. 2 spot in the batting order. He should be owned in all deep mixed leagues and AL-only formats. Until his salary rises in daily games, he is an excellent option, especially tonight against Texas starter Jerome Williams.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:37:30 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Chris Dickerson (undisclosed) was removed from the game Thursday, July 31, after apparently tweaking something while trying to catch a fly ball in the second inning. INF Mike Aviles is replacing him in left field.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:14:32 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have received 2B Zach Walters from the Washington Nationals as part of the SS Asdrubal Cabrera deal.
Fantasy Tip: With Mike Aviles the likely replacement at shortstop, Walters or Jose Ramirez will likely be sent to the minors. Aviles gets a huge boost to his fantasy value. He has proven to be a low-end middle infielder in the past. Everyday at-bats make Aviles a viable option in the majority of formats.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:46:44 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (back) was wearing a back brace and walking gingerly Tuesday, July 22. Cabrera said if he is still in pain Wednesday, July 23, he would get a MRI or X-ray.
Fantasy Tip: It could be time to surf your waiver wire for potential shortstop replacements, at least for the short-term. Mike Aviles' value would increase significantly, if Cabrera misses time.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:39:34 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Minnesota Twins. Cabrera left the game early Monday, July 21, with back spasms. SS Mike Aviles is starting at shortstop Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: Continue to check back for updates on Cabrera's back. Aviles' low price tag makes him a sound budget play in daily games.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:37:14 -0700
The San Francisco Giants may look at Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera and SS Mike Aviles, but the Indians do not know if they will be sellers yet at the trade deadline.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:25:50 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B/OF Nick Swisher (knee) aims to play five innings Tuesday, June 10, and nine innings Wednesday, June 11, for Triple-A Akron before returning Thursday, June 12, or Friday, June 13.
Fantasy Tip: His eventual return likely will bump Mike Aviles out of the lineup. Check to see if Swish is still available; he basically has nowhere else to go but up for deep-mixed players, especially those of the OBP variety.
Thu, 08 May 2014 14:55:37 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Mike Aviles is 9-for-18 (.500) in six games since 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) landed on the disabled list, and he has hit .302 with a homer, four stolen bases, six RBIs and 10 runs scored in 22 games this year. Aviles went 3-for-4 with a walkoff single Wednesday, May 7.
Fantasy Tip: Aviles isn't flashy, but he's getting the job done in the short-term with Kipnis out. If you're hurting in a deep mixed league at a middle infield position, you could do worse than Aviles right now, and he provides you with nice positional eligibility, too.
Fri, 02 May 2014 19:09:06 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona indicated 2B Elliot Johnson, 3B Mike Aviles and INF Jose X. Ramirez will receive playing time at second base while 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) is out of the lineup.
Fri, 02 May 2014 11:34:05 -0700
The Cleveland Indians placed 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain Friday, May 2, and recalled INF Jose X. Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Look for some combination of Elliot Johnson and Mike Aviles to split time at the keystone with Kipnis sidelined. Johnson is a switch hitter, so it could be a straight platoon, with Johnson facing righties and Aviles starting against lefties. For what it's worth, Aviles is the more polished offensive weapon for those hunting in AL leagues.