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Apr 12, 2014
Rotoworld
Alex Avila went 0-for-3 and struck out twice against the Padres on Friday.
Grand Rapids Press 14 hours ago
Analysis: Detroit Tigers will not reach potential offensively until Alex Avila reaches his

Analysis: Detroit Tigers will not reach potential offensively until Alex Avila reaches his

The Tigers dont have any obvious alternatives at the catching position. Victor Martinez is not an everyday alternative. Bryan Holaday is not going to hit much. James McCann is off to a great start, but his career numbers in the minors look more like Ramon Santiagos than Avilas. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have a starting lineup that is predominantly right-handed. Most opposing starting pitchers are right-handed. That combination makes it even more important that the Tigers get production from their left-handed hitters. That means players like Alex Avila. Avila...
Detroit News 20 hours ago

Slumping Tigers catcher Alex Avila perks up with a couple of hits

Not that the Tigers catcher was taking much solace in his fine night at the plate Wednesday, after a disturbingly slow start with the bat.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 16, 2014
Live updates: Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians (chat)

Live updates: Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians (chat)

The Tigers suffer their fifth loss in seven games after Alex Avila, who served as the game-tying run, was stranded on third after reaching third with one out in the ninth inning.   FINAL: Indians 3, Tigers 2 UPDATE: Indians 3, Tigers 2: Anibal Sanchez struggles early; Detroit's bats quiet in loss to Cleveland Ninth inning: Game. Set. Match. The Tigers suffer their fifth loss in seven games after Alex Avila is stranded on third after reaching third with one out. Indians closer John Axford struck out pinch-hitter Don Kelly and got Rajai Davis to ground out to...
Bless You Boys Apr 16, 2014

How to get Alex Avila out: an explanation of why our catcher can't hit

Alex Avila was yesterday's topic du jour at BYB. Today, we're expanding on his offensive struggles. Many fans were hopeful that 2014 would be another breakout season for Alex Avila. A hot second half in 2013 and a strong spring led many to believe that his struggles in 2012 and the first half of 2013 were gone, but 14 strikeouts in his first 28 plate appearances this season is not the start Avila was looking for. Yes, it has only been 10 games. That is not the point. One thing Avila garners praise for at the plate is his excellent plate discipline. He has walked in 12.7% of all plate...
Bless You Boys Apr 15, 2014

Alex Avila: Tigers catcher of the future?

Remember when "Praise Avila" was a thing? The time has come to address a very difficult situation. This is going to be a hard question to hear, and honestly, it is going to be hard to ask, so I will just come right out with it. Is Alex Avila the Detroit Tigers catcher of the future? Or possibly more to the point, is the catcher of the future even in the Tigers organization? Full disclosure, Avila is my second favorite player in all of Major League Baseball, so I have a very hard time speaking ill of him without wanting to apologize out loud afterward. I will do my best to remain as unbiased...
Rotoworld Apr 12, 2014

Alex Avila strikes out twice in loss - Alex Avila (C) Detroit Tigers

Alex Avila went 0-for-3 and struck out twice against the Padres on Friday.
Detroit News Apr 8, 2014

Tigers Mailbag: Readers worried about Alex Avila's decline, bullpen debacle

For the first time in what seems like forever, Avila is completely healthy — yet, again is off to a seriously sluggish start at the plate.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2014
Tigers 6, Rays 3: Alex Avila homers, four Tigers relievers pitch well in final game in Lakeland

Tigers 6, Rays 3: Alex Avila homers, four Tigers relievers pitch well in final game in Lakeland

Phil Coke has pitched especially well of late. His pitching line for his most recent seven appearances: 7.1IP, 4H, 0R, 0ER, 2BB, 9SO. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Starting with relief pitchers would be an odd strategy in the regular season. But Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus went that route in the team's final Grapefruit League game in Florida this year. Four Tiger relievers combined for 4 2/3 scoreless innings to start the game Friday afternoon and Alex Avila homered in a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Joba Chamberlain, Ian Krol and Al Alburquerque and Phil...

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