Alex Avila

Detroit Tigers #13 - Catcher

  • Born: 01/29/87
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 210
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
2014 Tigers 8 23 2 3 0 0 0 0 4 14 0 1 .130 .259 .130

How to get Alex Avila out

Alex Avila has shown some interesting tendencies at the plate during his career.

Detroit Tigers Organization Discussion

Discussing the future of the Detroit Tigers farm system.

Better know a Tiger: Alex Avila

Alex Avila walks, slugs, and frames pitches. If he can avoid taking foul tips in his mask, he could reestablish himself as one of the game's most valuable catchers.

Victor Martinez to catch and play 1st in NL parks

Brad Ausmus will ask Victor Martinez to don the tools of ignorance when the Tigers play in National League parks, starting in early April. Playing first base is also on the table, with Miguel Cabrera possibly shifting to third.

Tigers avoid arbitration with Avila

With Avila's signing, the Tigers have reached agreement with all eight of their players eligible for salary arbitration in 2014.

5 Tigers, including Scherzer, avoid arbitration

Rick Porcello, Austin Jackson and Andy Dirks agree to one-year deals. The Tigers still need to come to agreements with Alex Avila, Al Alburquerque and the reigning AL Cy Young, Max Scherzer, or will face going to arbitration.

Home plate collisions may be banned this offseason

Multiple sources expect MLB to consider banning home plate collisions, perhaps as soon as December's Winter Meetings.

ALCS Game 6 Preview: Tigers at Red Sox

Can the Tigers force a Game 7? Or will the Red Sox take care of business in Game 6 like the St. Louis Cardinals did in the NLCS last night?

Avila believes he'll play despite hurting knee

Pain killers and two days rest should be enough to be ready to play by Saturday, Avila told the press

Avila leaves in the 4th inning

The Tigers catcher appeared to suffer an injury during a home plate collision in the second.

Alex Avila, the unsung Tiger of the postseason

His bat may be lacking, but Avila is the straw that stirs the Tigers' rotation

Who will step up for the Tigers' offense tonight?

The Tigers' offense is under-performing, can it be turned around in time?

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