Alex Avila

C / Chi. White Sox / EXP: 7YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 210 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws L/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      White Sox's Alex Avila: Probably No. 2 to Navarro

      Avila, who looked to have a clear path to playing time after the White Sox did not tender a contract to Tyler Flowers, will likely serve as the team's No. 2 catcher in 2016 after the club signed Dioner Navarro. Navarro's signing completed the team's offseason overhaul at the catching position. Navarro signed the bigger deal and has a longer track record of offensive success, so he probably jumps to the top of the depth chart, though the left-handed Avila could force a platoon of sorts. It may also shake out that certain White Sox pitchers prefer throwing to one catcher over the other, but those relationships will not materialize until spring training at the earliest.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      White Sox's Alex Avila: Top catcher with Flowers out

      Avila will rise to the top of the White Sox's depth chart at catcher following the news that the team did not tender a contract to Tyler Flowers. Flowers had been the team's starting catcher for the past few seasons, but apparently the team wanted to move in a different direction. At this point, it is not clear if Avila will remain the team's top option or if there is another move to be made.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      White Sox's Alex Avila: Signed one-year deal with White Sox

      Avila signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the White Sox on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. The 28-year-old struggled mightily last season for Detroit, hitting just .191 with four home runs, 13 RBI and 66 strikeouts in 67 games. Despite the poor season, the White Sox will take a low-risk chance on Avila, and he figures to team with Tyler Flowers to form Chicago's catching tandem in 2016.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Tigers catcher Alex Avila hits first HR since coming off DL

      Tigers catcher Alex Avila was one of four Detroit players to homer in a 7-6 loss to the Mariners on Tuesday. Avila, who spent nearly two months on the disabled list due to a knee injury, tied the game at 5 in the top of the fourth inning with a two-run homer off Taijuan Walker. It was his third home run and first since May 5. Since returning from the disabled list last week, Avila is batting .250 (4 for 16) with one home run, two RBI, five runs, five walks and six strikeouts.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Alex Avila replaces James McCann behind plate for Tigers

      Tigers catcher James McCann is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game. McCann has started 49 games and five of the last seven. Replacing McCann behind the plate is Alex Avila, who started at first the last two games. Avila will get his 22nd start at catcher this season.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Tigers' Alex Avila to start at first base Saturday

      Alex Avila will start at first base for the Tigers for only the third time in his career on Saturday against the Blue Jays. Avila is filling the void left by first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a calf strain on Saturday. Avila has only played out of the catcher position this season, where he has started 21 games to date. Avila is hitting .194 with two home runs and eight RBI in 62 at-bats this season.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Tigers activate catcher Alex Avila from 15-day DL on Friday

      The Tigers activated catcher Alex Avila from the 15-day disabled list Friday. He had been sidelined since early May due to a knee injury. Avila was immediately placed back in the starting lineup following his activation, batting sixth against Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison. Avila spent six games on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo. He hit .300 (6 for 20) with one home run, five RBI, two runs, no walks and eight strikeouts.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Tigers C Alex Avila claims he's ready to roll

      Tigers catcher Alex Avila is ready to be the Tigers catcher again. He has been on the disabled list since May 8 with a left knee injury, but he believes he's ready to return. "I feel fine, I feel good," he said after catching back-to-back games for Triple-A Toledo. "My knee feels good. My legs feel good. I have no complaints. ... Being out for two months, you would expect some cobwebs." Avila will return with a .200/.342/.317 slash line.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Tigers C Alex Avila goes 1 for 3 in rehab debut on Friday

      Tigers catcher Alex Avila began his minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Friday. Avila caught five innings and went 1 for 3 at the plate. Avila is expected to continue on his rehab assignment until at least next weekend. He is recovering from a knee injury that has had him on the disabled list since May 7.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Tigers catcher Alex Avila set to begin rehab assignment Friday

      Tigers catcher Alex Avila (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Friday, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Thursday. He will alternate games between catcher and DH for a week. If all goes well, Avila might be back with the team by July 4 against the Blue Jays.

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