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Brad Ausmus: Detroit Tigers catchers will compete for playing time during spring training

Brad Ausmus: Detroit Tigers catchers will compete for playing time during spring training

Alex Avila will be a free agent next offseason, so the Tigers could certainly see what they potentially have in James McCann before having to make a decision regarding the future behind the plate. SAN DIEGO -- The future for catcher James McCann could be sooner than many people expect. Manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday afternoon that playing time for Detroit Tigers catchers is basically an open competition. It appears that Alex Avila and James McCann have inside tracks on big-league spots. "It's certainly open at this point," Ausmus said. "I think clearly Alex has...

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