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Jan 24, 2015
KFFL
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez and C Alex Avila could see playing time at first ...
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...
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 ...
Bless You Boys Jan 20, 2015

Is Victor Martinez more valuable to the Tigers than Max Scherzer?

Scherzer is the more impactful player overall, but who provides more value at their respective salary? Going into the offseason, the prevailing thought was that the Tigers would be able to retain either Victor Martinez or Max Scherzer. With David Price on the payroll, several other needs to fill, and the luxury tax acting as a glass ceiling on the team's payroll, the numbers to keep both Martinez and Scherzer simply did not add up. Long story short: Martinez was re-signed, and the Tigers made other moves to fill their rotation. Now, Scherzer is going to the Washington Nationals, who will be...
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...

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