Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:33:34 -0800
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila could see a fair amount of time batting second in the lineup, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Ausmus noted few Tigers get on base as much as Avila against right-handed pitchers.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:23:27 -0800
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez and C Alex Avila could see playing time at first base if 1B Miguel Cabrera (ankle) is unable to play at the beginning of the regular season, according to general manager Dave Dombrowski.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:23:26 -0800
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (concussion) said he has been cleared for all physical activities and will not have any restrictions during spring training. Avila said he did not consider retirement even though he suffered what is believed to be at least three concussions last season.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:55:27 -0800
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila and Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro are catchers who might be available via trade, and players Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart feels could be fits for the team.
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 10:25:41 -0800
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is expected to remain the team's starter behind the plate in 2015. However, the club will likely let him walk as a free agent after the season due to the emergence of C James McCann.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:28:33 -0800
The Detroit Tigers exercised C Alex Avila's $5.4 million option for the 2015 season Monday, Nov. 17.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:15:45 -0800
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila will know by Thursday, Nov. 20, whether his $5.4 million option for 2015 will be picked up. Avila gets a $200,000 buyout if it is not. There is a chance Avila will remain with the club even if he is not picked up, because Avila is eligible for salary arbitration.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:26:47 -0800
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is being discussed in trade talks with the Atlanta Braves.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:26:30 -0800
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is being discussed in trade talks with the Boston Red Sox.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:59:03 -0700
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (concussion) left Game 3 of the American League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 5, after he was struck on the mask by a foul tip. Avila confirmed to media he was diagnosed with a concussion, which is the third concussion he has suffered this season. He said he has no plans to retire at this point.