Alex Avila

#6 C / Washington Nationals / EXP: 11YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 210 lb Age: 34 College: Alabama Bats/Throws -/-

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    Nationals' Alex Avila: Expected to retire

    Alex Avila will retire at the end of the regular season, Maria Torres of The Athletic reports.Avila is hitting .179/.347/.333 in his 13th and supposedly final season. He caught for the Tigers from 2009 to 2015 and has since spent time with five other clubs. The 34-year-old, who will become a free agent when the season ends, is a career .233 hitter with 105 home runs.

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    Nationals' Alex Avila: Reinstated from injured list

    Alex Avila (calves) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.Avila missed nearly two months due to bilateral calf strains, but he recently made a rehab appearance in the rookie-level Florida Complex League and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. The 34-year-old will likely serve as a backup catcher after Keibert Ruiz was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Monday.

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    Nationals' Alex Avila: Starts up rehab assignment

    Alex Avila (calves) began a rehab assignment Saturday in the rookie-level Florida Complex League, going 0-for-3 while catching six innings.The appearance for the FCL club was Avila's first game action at any level since July 1. The 34-year-old backstop will likely be eased back slowly from bilateral calf strains, and with top catching prospect Keibert Ruiz set to make his Washington Nationals debut Monday, Avila presumably won't be in store for more than 2-to-3 starts per week once he's activated from the 10-day injured list.

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    Nationals' Alex Avila: Runs on field

    Alex Avila (calves) was spotted running on the field prior to Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays, and he could throw to the bases during a workout Friday, the Associated Press reports.Avila hasn't played for the Washington Nationals since July 1 due to bilateral calf strains, but the 34-year-old looks like he's starting to ramp up again. Because of the length of his absence, Avila will likely require a minor-league rehab assignment before being activated from the 10-day injured list, and the Nationals may be inclined to wait until rosters expand to 28 men Sept. 1 to bring the veteran backstop back. With the 52-68 Nationals focused on developing younger players at this stage of the season, Tres Barrera and Riley Adams could continue to share most of the work behind the dish even after Avila returns to the mix.

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    Nationals' Alex Avila: Returns to Nationals

    Alex Avila (COVID-19, calf) returned to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday but will remain on the 10-day injured list for the time being as he continues to recover from bilateral calf strains, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.Avila has been away from the team since July 29 as a result of COVID-19 protocols. He's gained clearance to rejoin the Nationals, though he still has a ways to go in working his way back from the calf issue. The veteran backstop remains without a clear recovery timeline, so it appears that a late-August activation could be a best-case scenario at this point.

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    Nationals' Alex Avila: Close to rejoining team

    Alex Avila (COVID-19, calf) could be cleared to rejoin the team during the Washington Nationals' upcoming series in Atlanta but won't be activated from the injured list as he continues to recover from bilateral calf strains, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.Avila has been on the injured list since July 3 with the calf injury, and he was later forced to leave the team due to an issue related to COVID-19. It's still not clear if the veteran backstop ever tested positive for the virus, but his quarantine is close to being finished in any scenario. Once he returns to the club, he'll resume participation in baseball activities before likely going on a rehab assignment later in August.

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    Nationals' Alex Avila: Lands on COVID-19 IL

    Alex Avila (calf) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.Avila had been on the 10-day injured list since July 3 due to bilateral calf strains, but he was also one of four Washington Nationals who landed on the COVID-19 IL on Thursday. It's not clear whether the catcher has tested positive for the virus or how his placement on the COVID-19 IL could impact his recovery process.

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    Nationals' Alex Avila: Not yet running

    Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Sunday that Alex Avila (calves) won't have a clear timeline to return to the active roster until he's able to complete a running program, Pete Kerzel of MASNSports.com reports.Up to this point in his recovery from bilateral calf strains, Avila has been able to perform all activities except baserunning. Whenever he gets the green light to start running, he'll likely need at least a few days before he's cleared to sprint at 100 percent speed around the bases. After that, Avila will likely be sent out on a brief rehab assignment before being reinstated from the 10-day injured list.

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    Nationals' Alex Avila: Resumes catching

    Alex Avila (calves) was able to catch bullpen sessions Tuesday, Maria Torres of The Athletic reports.Avila continues to incorporate more baseball activities into his rehab regimen as he works his way back from calf strains in both of his legs. He appears to be further along in his recovery than Yan Gomes (oblique), who has yet to resume swinging a bat since landing on the injured list. Tres Barrera will serve as Washington's No. 1 catcher until either Avila or Gomes makes it back from the IL.

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    Nationals' Alex Avila: Resumes baseball activities

    Alex Avila (calf) was cleared to resume baseball activities Friday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.Avila has been able to participate in batting practice and running recently as he continues to recover from bilateral calf strains. It's not yet clear whether he could require a rehab assignment prior to rejoining the Washington Nationals, but he appears to be trending in the right direction in his rehab.

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