Alex Avila

#31 C / Arizona Diamondbacks / EXP: 11YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 210 lb Age: 32 College: Alabama Bats/Throws -/-

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      Diamondbacks' Alex Avila: Has Grade 1 sprain

      Alex Avila will be shut down for at least two weeks after an MRI revealed the catcher has a Grade 1 strain in his left calf, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.The Arizona Diamondbacks will reassess the 32-year-old in two weeks. While Avila is unavailable, Carson Kelly is expected to get the bulk of the playing time with newly recalled Caleb Joseph getting spot duty.

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      Diamondbacks' Alex Avila: MRI on tap

      Alex Avila (left calf) flew back to Phoenix on Friday to undergo an MRI, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.Avila's MRI was scheduled for Saturday, and the results are pending. He sustained a calf strain during Thursday's game against the Nationals and was placed on the injured list Friday.

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      Diamondbacks' Alex Avila: Placed on injured list

      Alex Avila was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left calf strain.Avila suffered the injury during Thursday's game, though he remained in the contest. It's not clear how much time he's expected to miss. Caleb Joseph will take his spot on the roster and serve as the Arizona Diamondbacks' second catcher.

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      Diamondbacks' Alex Avila: Nursing calf strain

      Alex Avila suffered a left calf strain during Thursday's game against the Nationals, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.Avila reportedly suffered the injury in his second at-bat, though he managed to remain in the game. He's scheduled for an MRI on Friday morning and is expected to miss some time, per Jackson. It's unclear whether he'll require a trip to the injured list.

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      Diamondbacks' Alex Avila: Goes yard Thursday

      Alex Avila went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Thursday against the Nationals.Avila took Erick Fedde deep in the second inning to record his fifth home run of the season. While Carson Kelly is the primary catcher, Avila is emerging as the personal catcher for Zack Greinke. He has now also homered in his last three starts, improving his season-long line to .220/.410/.508 across 78 plate appearances.

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      Diamondbacks' Alex Avila: Launches homer

      Alex Avila went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Blue Jays.Avila launched his first home run since coming off the injured list May 11, a stretch of 16 games without going yard. Carson Kelly has emerged as the primary catcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but Avila is settling in as Zack Greinke's catcher; he's caught all three starts by the Arizona ace since the team designated John Ryan Murphy for assignment.

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      Diamondbacks' Alex Avila: Rare stolen base

      Alex Avila went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Rockies.It's Avila's first successful stolen base since 2012, as he had been caught stealing on his previous five attempts over the last seven years. We don't expect the 32-year-old to be tearing up the basepaths with much frequency going forward.

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      Diamondbacks' Alex Avila: Catches for Greinke

      Alex Avila went 1-for-4 in Monday's 4-3 extra-innings loss to the Rockies.Avila got the start with staff ace Zack Greinke hurling. This was Greinke's first start since the Arizona Diamondbacks designated John Ryan Murphy, who had been Greinke's personal catcher for the first 11 starts. Manager Torey Lovullo told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he's not yet decided if Greinke will throw exclusively to Avila.

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      Diamondbacks' Alex Avila: Sitting again Monday

      Alex Avila isn't starting Monday's game against the Padres.Avila will head to the bench for the third straight contest, though there's been no word on any type of injury. Carson Kelly draws the start behind the dish and will bat eighth in Avila's stead.

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      Diamondbacks' Alex Avila: Not starting Sunday

      Alex Avila is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.Avila finds himself on the bench for the second straight game as the Arizona Diamondbacks continue with the three-man rotation at catcher. The 32-year-old is 1-for-9 with three starts since coming off the injured list May 11, though he also has five walks. John Ryan Murphy will start behind the plate and bat eighth in Sunday's series finale.