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Fantasy Update

Jan 25, 2015
KFFL
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila could see a fair amount of time batting second in ...
Jan 24, 2015
Rotoworld
Alex Avila (concussion) has been cleared for all physical activity and will enter spring training without any restrictions.
Bless You Boys Jan 25, 2015

Tigers' Victor Martinez and Alex Avila may spend time at first base

If Miguel Cabrera is not given the all-clear for spring training, the Tigers are comfortable with their internal options. DETROIT — If you're the Detroit Tigers, you are not about to let the face of your franchise loose on the field before he's completely healthy. So it's not a question of when Miguel Cabrera will be ready for Opening Day, but if he will be. In the event he isn't, the Tigers will need someone to fill in for Cabrera and that list is comprised of Victor Martinez and Alex Avila, the former having more time at first base. Cabrera is set to visit Dr. Robert Anderson on...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 25, 2015

Video: Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila will don new mask, welcomes rookie James McCann

Tigers catcher Alex Avila talks about the decision behind switching to a hockey-style catcher's mask, and discusses the possible addition of catcher James McCann this season.
KFFL Jan 25, 2015

Tigers | Alex Avila pegged for two hole?

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila could see a fair amount of time batting second in ...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 24, 2015
Detroit Tigers may use Alex Avila at first base if Miguel Cabrera isn't ready before opening day

Detroit Tigers may use Alex Avila at first base if Miguel Cabrera isn't ready before opening day

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Saturday that he has spoke with catcher Alex Avila about the possibility of playing some first base this season. DETROIT -- There's no guarantee Miguel Cabrera will be ready by opening day. And there's no guarantee Alex Avila will be asked to play a game at first base. That hasn't stopped the Tigers from discussing both possibilities. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Saturday that he has spoke with Avila about the possibility of playing some first base this season in the event Cabrera hasn't fully recovered from offseason...
KFFL Jan 24, 2015

Tigers | Victor Martinez, Alex Avila could see time at first base

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez and C Alex Avila could see playing time at first ...
KFFL Jan 24, 2015

Tigers | Alex Avila cleared for all activities

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (concussion) said he has been cleared for all physical activities ...
Rotoworld Jan 24, 2015

Avila to enter spring without restrictions - Alex Avila (C) Detroit Tigers

Alex Avila (concussion) has been cleared for all physical activity and will enter spring training without any restrictions.
Grand Rapids Press Jan 24, 2015
Alex Avila hasn't contemplated early retirement; could be part of catching platoon for Detroit Tigers

Alex Avila hasn't contemplated early retirement; could be part of catching platoon for Detroit Tigers

After an injury-plagued season in which he was believed to have suffered at least three concussions, Alex Avila confirmed he has been cleared by doctors for all physical activity. DETROIT -- Alex Avila never considered calling it quits. Not for one second. After an injury-plagued season in which he was believed to have suffered at least three concussions, Avila confirmed Thursday that he has been cleared by doctors for all physical activity and will enter spring training without any restrictions.  "I'm feeling great," Avila told reporters. "After the season,...
Bless You Boys Jan 22, 2015

Performance bonuses could boost salaries for several Tigers players

A number of the Detroit Tigers’ players have performance bonuses that could boost their salaries if they achieve them. Tigers catcher Alex Avila has a clause in his contract that would have automatically triggered the $5.4 million option on his contract for the 2015 season. If Avila had won the Silver Slugger award for catchers, made the 2014 All-Star team, or finished among the top 15 players in the American League’s MVP voting, the option would have vested. None of those things happened. Regardless, the Tigers decided to exercise the option on his contract and pay him the $5.4...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 13, 2015
Prediction: Alex Avila could see time at first base for Detroit Tigers if Miguel Cabrera isn't ready

Prediction: Alex Avila could see time at first base for Detroit Tigers if Miguel Cabrera isn't ready

It is clear that someone would share time at first with Victor Martinez if Cabrera is not ready to go. Its very possible that Avila could be that guy. Miguel Cabrera has played in 721 games at first base. Victor Martinez has played 187 games there. No one else on the 40-man roster for the Detroit Tigers has played even one game at first base at the major-league level. So, who's next at first? The best bet might be Alex Avila. The Tigers will need someone to share time at first base with Martinez should Cabrera not be ready when the season opens April 6. Avila...
Bless You Boys Jan 9, 2015

Alex Avila forgot to shave this morning

At least he smiled. As we get closer to Spring Training, the players are starting to take their workouts more seriously. Well, maybe not Alex Avila. He seems way too happy to be there. Quick pic during our workout today @bommaritos with my hermanos! @miggy2424c #tigers A photo posted by JD Martinez (@jdmartinez20) on Jan 9, 2015 at 5:59pm PST
Bless You Boys Jan 5, 2015

Four Tigers players prepared for salary arbitration

The Tigers have four players who are eligible for arbitration this winter. Here is a look at the arbitration process and how it could impact the roster for 2015. At the end of the 2014 season, the Detroit Tigers had seven players who were eligible for arbitration this offseason. They quickly took care of two of those when they placed outfielder Andy Dirks on waivers and released utility man Don Kelly. They solved a third potential arbitration case when they picked up the contract option on catcher Alex Avila. Austin Jackson and Drew Smyly would have been eligible for arbitration as well,...

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