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Grand Rapids Press Oct 14, 2017
2017 MLB playoffs: Justin Wilson removed from Cubs' playoff roster

2017 MLB playoffs: Justin Wilson removed from Cubs' playoff roster

Wilson struggled after being dealt to Chicago on July 31. He had a 5.09 ERA in 23 appearances, walking 19 in 17 2/3 innings. Former Detroit Tigers reliever Justin Wilson, who pitched only once for the Chicago Cubs in the first round of the playoffs, was removed from the team's National League Championship Series roster. The Cubs play Game 1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. Wilson struggled after being dealt to Chicago on July 31. He had a 5.09 ERA in 23 appearances, walking 19 in 17 2/3 innings.  The Tigers sent Wilson and catcher Alex Avila...
Washington Times Oct 1, 2017

Tigers GM interviews internal manager candidates

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila made the team's final trip this season to interview internal candidates for the team's manager opening. Avila said Sunday he has almost completed the in-house portion of the process, interviewing third base coach Dave Clark and infield coach Omar Vizquel. Hitting coach ...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 30, 2017
Alex Avila Update: September 30

Alex Avila Update: September 30

Walk on, Avila. Walk on. Editor’s note: Ashley MacLennan is a writer and editor for Bless You Boys, SB Nation’s Detroit Tigers blog. She also happens to be a Cubs fan, which made the recent trade of Alex Avila to the Cubs a lot easier to stomach. She does, however, miss writing about him regularly, and as such will now be doing a weekly update on his achievements. I’ve made note of this before, but Alex Avila is a walk-drawing machine. On September 28, he walked once and collected one single. And in Friday’s victory against the Reds he walked not once, not twice, but three times in...
Chicago Tribune Sep 26, 2017

For Alex Avila, baseball is the family business

During his tenure as Tigers general manager, Al Avila has called many players to tell them that they had been traded. For one of them, he had a special message. "At the end of the call he was the one guy where I said, "I love you,'" Avila said with a hearty laugh. That's because the player he had...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 25, 2017
Alex Avila Update: September 25

Alex Avila Update: September 25

Not the best stretch for Avila, but not bad either. It’s been two weeks since my last update, and a fair bit has happened in that time, so let’s get down to business. Taking a look at Alex Avila’s stretch offensively, it wasn’t stellar, but he made the most of it where it counted. Since September 10 he has struck out six times, walked twice, flied out twice, grounded out twice (once for a double play), and collected two singles. One of those singles was an RBI that scored Kris Bryant in the game on September 15, contributing to the 8-2 win over the Cardinals in a major way: it was...
MLB Daily Dish Sep 22, 2017
Tigers will not retain Brad Ausmus

Tigers will not retain Brad Ausmus

Detroit’s vacancy is the first managerial opening of the season in the majors. The Tigers announced Friday that they will not retain manager Brad Ausmus past this season. Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press first reported the decision. Ausmus and his staff will finish out the remainder of the regular season before general manager Al Avila begins a complete search for the team’s new skipper. The dismissal of Ausmus was widely expected for a Tigers club that is currently 62-91 and in the middle of a rebuild that has led to the trades of J.D. Martinez, Justin Wilson, Alex Avila,...

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