Luis Avilan

#43 RP / L.A. Dodgers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 lb Age: 26 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Dodgers' Luis Avilan: Avoids arbitration

      Avilan and the Dodgers agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.39 deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Avilan joined the Dodgers in July after a trade with Atlanta and went on to post a 5.17 ERA and 3.64 FIP in 22 games, notching 18 strikeouts and five walks in 15.2 cumulative innings. He'll return in a similar role this season, adding depth to the Los Angeles bullpen.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Dodgers snag strong starters in deal with Marlins, Braves

      The Dodgers have snagged several veterans in a just-completed three-way trade filled with prospects, per Yahoo Sports. They receive starting pitchers Alex Wood and Bronson Arroyo and relievers Luis Avilan and Jim Johnson, as well as minor league utility infielder Jose Peraza from the Braves. They also get first baseman Michael Morse and starting pitcher Mat Latos from the Marlins. The Dodgers sent several prospects to both teams. First baseman Hector Olivera, lefty Paco Rodriguez and starting pitcher Zachary Bird head to Atlanta while pitchers Victor Araujo and Angel Guzman go to Miami. The keys are Wood and Latos, who will likely immediately join the Los Angeles rotation, as well as Johnson, who has been used as the Atlanta closer. The 24-year-old Wood hasn't performed as well this season as he did in 2014, but he is 7-6 with a 3.54 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 119 1/3 innings. Latos is 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA, but has come on strong. He has allowed just six earned runs in his last 26 innings pitched. Johnson has nine saves, but will almost certainly be used behind Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Report: Dodgers, Marlins, Braves working on three-team deal

      The Braves, Dodgers and Marlins are in the working stages of a three-team, nine-player deal. According to reports, the Braves are expected to send top prospect Jose Peraza , left-hander Alex Wood and relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan to the Dodgers. In return, the Braves would receive prospect Hector Olivera , lefty reliever Paco Rodriguez and minor-league pitcher Zach Bird from the Dodgers, and a 2016 draft pick from the Marlins. The Marlins are also sending right-hander Mat Latos and first baseman Michael Morse to the Dodgers in exchange for three minor-league pitchers--right-handers Jeff Brigham, Victor Araujo and Kevin Guzman. None of the three teams have officially announced the deal as of yet.

    • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

      Braves P Shelby Miller strikes out 8 in no-decision

      Braves pitcher Shelby Miller pitched seven strong innings but earned a no-decision in Monday night's 2-1 win over the Reds. Miller only allowed one run but exited the game with the game tied at 1-1. Luis Avilan entered the game in the eighth inning and earned the win. Miller struck out eight batters and walked two. He only allowed three hits and now has an impressive 1.60 ERA. This is Miller's third game in a row where he's recorded at least eight strikeouts. He now has 39 for the season. "The first two innings I was kind of rushing a little bit," Miller said. "[Pierzynski] saw some things with my mechanics, which was nice. After that we settled in pretty good. I was just trying to put up zeroes. We did a good job of that as well." Miller's next start is projected for Sunday against the Marlins.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Braves' Luis Avilan feeling good heading into bullpen competition

      Braves left-handed pitcher Luis Avilan is competing for a spot in the bullpen this spring after enduring a down season last year, and he's confident he's getting back to the form he showed in 2013, MLB.com reports. "I feel like all the work I've done in the offseason is really paying off," Avilan said. "I feel really good with my bullpen [sessions] and my live BP. I've been feeling really good with my pitches. The location has been really good, better than last year." Avilan made 10 appearances in winter ball after posting a 4.57 ERA and 25:21 K:BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings in 2014.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      RHP Mitch Atkins heading to Rangers

      The Rangers have signed right-hander Mitch Atkins to a minor league contract. The 29 year old most recently hurled in the Atlanta system. Atkins has pitched just 22 innings at the major league level, but none since 2011.

    • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

      Braves bring Luis Avilan back from Triple-A

      The Braves recalled pitcher Luis Avilan from Triple-A Gwinnett prior to Thursday's game, the team announced. Avilan has struggled with the Braves, posting a 4.85 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 29 2/3 innings before he was sent down in late July. He allowed seven earned runs in 11 2/3 innings at Triple-A as well.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Braves make few roster moves Saturday

      The Braves announced a pair of roster moves prior to Saturday's game against the Phillies. They purchased the contract of left-hander Chasen Shreve from Double-A Mississippi and optioned left-hander Luis Avilan back down to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Luis Avilan gives up five runs, gets win Monday

      Braves pitcher Luis Avilan surrendered five earned runs in the eighth inning of Monday's game against the Phillies to turn a 5-1 lead into a 6-5 deficit, but he was handed the win when the Braves scored four in the ninth inning of the team's 9-6 win. Avilan (3-1) has recorded a decision in each of his last three outings, and he really deserved to be hit with a loss Monday after giving up four hits, one walk and one home run while trying to hold a lead. He owns a 13.50 ERA and 4:4 K:BB ratio in four innings this season.

    • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

      Luis Avilan earns second relief win

      Braves reliever Luis Avilan picked up his second win of the season in relief Friday, in a 7-6 extra-innings victory over the Nationals. Avilan pitched a scoreless 10th inning to pick up the win, though it wasn't necessarily easy. He had to pitch around a pair of walks, including with the go-ahead run on second with two out. Avilan got himself out of the jam and the offense broke the tie in the next frame to get him the win. Avilan is now 2-1 in six appearances, with one run allowed in three total innings of work.

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