8:28 PM EDT, Sat August 27, 2016
Grand Rapids Press

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...

Grand Rapids Press

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,...