Alex Avila RUMORS & NEWS

  • White Sox sign free-agent catcher Alex Avila

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox upgraded their catching Wednesday by agreeing to terms with free agent Alex Avila on a one-year, $2.5 million contract. The left-handed hitting Avila, 29, is a career .242 hitter with 66 home runs over seven seasons. Avila was limited to 67 games with Detroit in 2015, missing..." November 25

  • Tigers' Al Avila says re-signing Alex Avila is not a priority, expects catcher to sign elsewhere

    Michigan Live "General manager Al Avila said re-signing catcher Alex Avila is not a priority and that it is likely his son will find a more favorable situation with another team this offseason. "I don't really see it as a priority," Al Avila said Thursday during a season-ending meeting with media members...." October 09

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    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Alex Avila ran the bases at full speed. He is expected to embark on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment after this series.

  • Tigers' Avila: I'll be back 'well before' ASG break

    Detroit Free Press "It's almost summer, but Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila still is in spring training mode. "This week is like a mini spring training," he said. This week, his second with clearance to resume baseball activities, Avila has squatted, thrown to bases and, over the weekend in New York City,..." June 19

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    Catherine Slonksnis @CSlonksnis

    Alex Avila will be able to avoid surgery. Plan in place for treatment to return in 2015. No timetable for return yet.

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Tigers announce they've picked up $5.4 mil option on Alex Avila. Team had until Thursday to decide.

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Tigers are listening on catcher Alex Avila, Braves and Red Sox have some interest in LH hitter..

  • Expect Soria and Avila to return in '15 for Tigers

    Detroit Free Press "The playoffs were still going on — the Tigers had been eliminated the previous week, in three-and-out fashion — but the media and fans wanted answers. When Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski held his end-of-the-season news conference Oct. 14, he listed his off-season..." October 30

  • Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila out of action with 'mild concussion' after being hit with backswing

    Michigan Live "Alex Avila did not finish the game. He will not play in the next one either. Beyond that, well, stay tuned. Avila left the game in the eighth inning of his team's 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night after being hit in the helmet with the follow-through of a swing by Boston Red..." June 07

  • Tigers Avoid Arbitration With Alex Avila

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers announced, via press release, that they have avoided arbitration with catcher Alex Avila by agreeing to a one-year contract for the 2014 season. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Avila receives a $4.15MM salary for 2014, and the Tigers have a $5.4MM club option with a $200K..." February 01

  • Tigers' Titanium Catcher to play it smart

    Fox Sports "Some call Alex Avila "Titanium Catcher," but the truth is, he's not as invincible as he would like to be. Last season, Avila took a foul tip off his mask in Cleveland on Aug. 8. Initial tests didn't show a concussion, so he played Aug. 10 in New York. Avila then experienced headaches and..." January 28

  • Tigers' Alex Avila plans to play Saturday with aid of 'some strong pain killers'

    Michigan Live "It wasn't something they wanted to see but it was something Detroit Tigers fans have seen far too often. Catcher Alex Avila took a big hit. This time it was in the second inning of a pivotal Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross tried to score from..." October 18

  • Tigers' Alex Avila gets in on act on offense, but it goes for naught

    Detroit News "He slammed a long home run over the bullpen and into the seats in right. He drilled an RBI single that got the Tigers their first run on a night when Max Scherzer pitched as if one run might be enough as it was for the Tigers Saturday. And he was inches from David Ortiz’s bat when it blasted..." October 14

  • Tigers bring back Alex Avila, send down Bryan Holaday

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers today recalled catcher Alex Avila from his injury-rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Toledo and activated him from the disabled list. To make room the Tigers option Bryan Holaday to Toledo. They plan to recall him after the Mud Hens’ season and he’s expected to join the..." August 27

  • Tigers cautious after Avila experiences headache "Tigers catcher Alex Avila played in a rehab game on Thursday for Triple-A Toledo but the night didn't go as Detroit would've hoped. Avila who's been on the disabled list since Aug. 11 with delayed concussive symptoms caught three innings and went 0-for-2 with a walk at the plate. But he had to..." August 24

  • Tigers put Alex Avila on 7-day concussion watch list

    Detroit News "They do not understand why or how it happens. But the Tigers fear the inexplicable bludgeoning of Alex Avila by foul balls a stream of deflections that have mounted during his years in Detroit could be endangering a friend and teammate even more than they threaten the catcher’s career. Avila..." August 12

  • Tigers Alex Avila cleared to play

    Fox Sports Detroit "Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila was re-evaluated and cleared to play Friday night in New York when the Tigers open a three-game series with the Yankees the team has announced. It was feared that Avila had suffered a concussion after taking a foul tip in the mask while behind the plate in the..." August 10

  • Tigers' Alex Avila's first grand slam swats Nationals 5-1

    Detroit Free Press "Alex Avila’s first career grand slam broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning for the Tigers. Avila sent a 2-1 pitch over the fence in right with two outs off Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg. It was the first time Strasburg had given up a home run with more than one man on base. The Tigers went..." July 31

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Alex Avila scheduled to head out on rehab assignment to @MudHens tomorrow.

  • Alex Avila sore after plunking, might miss Tigers' Monday game

    Detroit News "The third hit was the hardest to take. Battling a deep slump (.106 in his last 22 games and 0-for-19 going into Sunday’s game), Alex Avila had a double and single in the Tigers’ 5-2 victory over the Twins, but had to leave the game when hit on the left forearm by a pitch in the ninth..." June 17

  • Tigers put Anibal Sanchez, Alex Avila on DL

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers have placed starter Anibal Sanchez and catcher Alex Avila on the disabled list and recalled catcher Bryan Holaday and outfielder Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers also announced that Toledo pitcher Jose Alvarez will start Thursday’s home game against the Boston..." June 17

  • Tigers catcher Alex Avila's hitting slump '90% mental'

    Detroit Free Press "For Alex Avila, his .183 April has given way to his .163 May. The Tigers catcher must hope that when it comes to hitting, the words of the New Yorker’s Roger Angell prove true: “June is when baseball really begins.” Avila spent more time in the batting cage Thursday trying to make that come..." May 31

  • Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila able to joke about slump

    Detroit News "Say it ain't so, Joe. So here's Alex Avila at first base after hitting a run-scoring bloop single in the Tigers' four-run sixth inning Sunday — a hit that ended his drought at 0-for-17 — and umpire Joe West gives him some good-natured grief about it. "Joe was joking with me," said Avila,..." May 27

  • Tigers catcher Alex Avila to sit for at least two games

    Detroit News "He wasn't in the lineup for Wednesday's victory despite a right-hander starting for the Indians. He also won't be in the lineup Thursday when the Twins start left-hander Scott Diamond at Comerica Park. With Alex Avila hitting .174, is this the beginning of a switch to Brayan Pena as the..." May 23

  • Tigers catcher Alex Avila remains unfazed by slump at plate

    Detroit News "Alex Avila has a home run and a single his last two games. That might not be enough to get the wolves off his back. You see, the Tigers catcher, an All-Star in 2011, is hitting a mere .183 this season. Sure, we're only a month into the season, but considering his past — Avila hit .228 in..." May 02

  • Tigers' Alex Avila happy to be home with newborn daughter

    Detroit Free Press "Ten days away from his newborn baby daughter was tough on Tigers catcher Alex Avila. Avila said he spent the team’s off day on Monday playing with his daughter, Avery, who looked a little different from the last time he saw her. “She definitely looked a little bigger,” Alex said before..." April 24

  • Tigers pitcher Bruce Rondon catches Alex Avila's eye

    Detroit News "So now the catcher has caught him — and has given his stamp of approval. It's one thing for a general manager to hope that all goes well with a new closer, especially when that closer — if, indeed, he wins the job — will be a rookie. It's another thing for a manager to feel good about the..." February 14