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Grand Rapids Press Aug 17, 2016
Former Tiger Mike Aviles DFA'd by Braves less than 24 hours after trade

Former Tiger Mike Aviles DFA'd by Braves less than 24 hours after trade

The Tigers sent Aviles and minor league catcher Kade Scivicque to the Braves in exchange for veteran shortstop Erick Aybar. DETROIT -- The Atlanta Braves have cut ties with Mike Aviles less than 24 hours after acquiring him in a trade from the Detroit Tigers. Aviles was designated for assignment by the Braves, meaning they have 10 days to trade or release him. They could also assign him to the minor leagues with his consent after he clears waivers. The Tigers sent Aviles and minor league catcher Kade Scivicque to the Braves in exchange for veteran shortstop...
Bless You Boys Aug 17, 2016

Trade for Erick Aybar a cautionary move for Tigers

Getting Aybar for Aviles might be an upgrade, but the reasons why it had to happen are not encouraging. For months, Detroit Tigers fans have gnashed at the thought of Mike Aviles getting any sort of playing time. While this seems harsh, it was rather justified given Aviles’ performance. He is hitting .210/.258/.269 in 181 plate appearances and has been worth -1.4 fWAR. On Tuesday, the Tigers dealt him and prospect Kade Scivicque to the Atlanta Braves for shortstop Erick Aybar. Remember all that vitriol we had towards Aviles? Braves fans have felt the exact same way about Aybar. The...
Bless You Boys Aug 17, 2016

Detroit Tigers Links admits its mistakes

Those mistakes played more than we really wanted them to play. The long national nightmare is over We have all been extremely harsh on Mike Aviles this year, and rightfully so. He has added absolutely nothing on offense for the Tigers. But this wasn’t really his fault; he’s just not very good. This was a management mistake. Mike Aviles should not have been on this team. Al Avila finally fixed that mistake yesterday. The Tigers traded Aviles and their No. 20 prospect, Kade Scivicque, to Atlanta for Erick Aybar. While it isn’t a blockbuster deal, it certainly presents an upgrade for the...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 17, 2016
Justin Verlander, new Tiger Erick Aybar have some making up to do

Justin Verlander, new Tiger Erick Aybar have some making up to do

The Tigers acquired Aybar from the Braves on Tuesday for Mike Aviles and minor-league catcher Kade Scivicque. DETROIT -- Erick Aybar will have some explaining to do when he arrives in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse later today. While you may or may not remember, it was Aybar, then a member of the Los Angeles Angels, who tried to break up a no hitter from Justin Verlander with an infield bunt single during the eighth inning of a game in 2011. Aybar, acquired by the Tigers Tuesday in a trade that sent Mike Aviles and a minor-league catcher to the Atlanta Braves,...
Bless You Boys Aug 16, 2016

Royals 6, Tigers 1: Danny Duffy dominates Detroit as Tigers drop 2nd straight

The Tigers offense disappeared for the second night in a row against Royals pitching. The Detroit Tigers returned home with high hopes after taking two of three from the Texas Rangers. That optimism has been thwarted (and then some) after a second consecutive loss to the Kansas City Royals, this one a 6-1 defeat at Comerica Park on Tuesday evening. Tigers starter Justin Verlander retired the first eight batters he faced, but before whispers of a no-hitter could start, he hung a breaking ball to rookie second baseman Raul Mondesi. While he doesn’t possess the power that his father did, the...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 13, 2016
Tigers lineup: Dixon Machado getting 1st start, Mike Aviles in CF

Tigers lineup: Dixon Machado getting 1st start, Mike Aviles in CF

With left-hander Cole Hamels on the mound for the Texas Rangers, the Tigers will use utility man Mike Aviles in center field. ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dixon Machado, who arrived this morning on a flight from Norfolk, Va., will make his first start of the season on Saturday for the Detroit Tigers. Machado replaces Jose Iglesias, who was placed on the disabled list Friday. With left-hander Cole Hamels on the mound for the Texas Rangers, the Tigers will use utility man Mike Aviles in center field.  Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who is Matt Boyd's personal starter, will get...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 31, 2016
Tigers lineup: Mike Aviles starting against lefty Dallas Keuchel

Tigers lineup: Mike Aviles starting against lefty Dallas Keuchel

James McCann, who hits lefties better than right-handers, will catch for Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey. DETROIT -- Right-handed hitter Mike Aviles is in right field Sunday for the Detroit Tigers as they go for a sweep of the Houston Astros at Comerica Park. That's the only change from Saturday's lineup. Left-hander Dallas Keuchel is pitching for the Astros, meaning lefty Tyler Collins will go to the bench in favor of Aviles. James McCann, who hits lefties better than right-handers, will catch for Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey. McCann was Keuchel's college teammate...

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