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GOODYEAR, ARIZ.: As good buddy Mike Aviles often reminds Yan Gomes, it was Aviles whom the Indians targeted in the November 2012 trade that sent reliever Esmil Rogers to the Toronto Blue Jays.Seeking a versatile reserve infielder that manager Terry Francona could plug into multiple infield roles, Aviles joined the Indians along with “throw-in” Yan Gomes.Young and with raw skills, Gomes could play a handful of positions himself, including catcher. But entering spring training last year, Indians officials weren’t sure where Gomes’ best fit would be and sent him to Triple-A Columbus to...
4/16/13: Mike Aviles skies Felix Doubront's pitch into right field for a sacrifice fly that scores Nick Swisher in the second
4/8/13: Mike Aviles blasts a two-run home run over the left-field wall off Shawn Kelley in the eighth inning
4/20/13: Mike Aviles taps a single up the middle in the second inning to bring home Michael Brantley and extend the Indians' lead