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Alex Avila
.218 11 47
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 5-11 / 210 NFBC ADP: 361.70
Position: CBorn: 1/29/1987 Birthplace: Hialeah, Florida
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: 5th Round by Tigers (2008)

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Nov. 17 9:59 AM PT10:59 AM MT11:59 AM CT12:59 PM ET12:59 ET17:59 GMT1:59 10:59 AM MST12:59 PM EST1:29 PM VEN21:59 UAE11:59 AM CT-Avila's $5.4 million option for 2015 has been exercised by the Detroit Tigers.
Analysis: Avila, who turns 28 in January, hit .218 with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs last season, although concussion problems have become a concern over the last couple years.
Oct. 5 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Avila has left Game 3 of the AL Division Series against Baltimore after taking a foul tip off the mask.
Analysis: Avila, who has had concussion problems in the past, was hit by a ball off the bat of Steve Pearce in the sixth inning Sunday. Trainer Kevin Rand came out to check on Avila, who eventually walked off the field to a nice ovation from the Detroit crowd. Bryan Holaday replaced Avila behind the plate.
Sep. 21 11:36 AM PT12:36 PM MT1:36 PM CT2:36 PM ET14:36 ET18:36 GMT2:36 11:36 AM MST1:36 PM EST2:06 PM VEN22:36 UAE1:36 PM CT-Avila has not played since Sept. 14 because of a concussion but could be available Monday if he feels fine and passes concussion clearance tests.
Analysis: Avila is hitting .223 with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs.
Sep. 19 3:18 PM PT4:18 PM MT5:18 PM CT6:18 PM ET18:18 ET22:18 GMT6:18 3:18 PM MST5:18 PM EST5:48 PM VEN2:18 UAE (+1)5:18 PM CT-Avila remained sidelined by concussion-like symptoms Friday, and manager Brad Ausmus was uncertain when the veteran backstop will be able to return to the lineup.
Analysis: Rookie catcher James McCann started in Avila's place as Detroit began a crucial three-game series against the Royals, who were a half-game back in the AL Central. Avila took a foul ball off his mask two weeks ago in Cleveland and didn't catch the next four games. He then left Sunday's game against the Indians with some light-headedness.
Aug. 3 9:42 AM PT10:42 AM MT11:42 AM CT12:42 PM ET12:42 ET16:42 GMT0:42 9:42 AM MST11:42 AM EST12:12 PM VEN20:42 UAE11:42 AM CT-Avila had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in two runs in an 11-5 win against Colorado on Saturday night.
Analysis: Avila, now batting .223, was 2 for 31 (.065) in his previous 10 games.
July 24 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET11:27 ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST10:57 AM VEN19:27 UAE10:27 AM CT-Avila had three RBIs Wednesday.
Analysis: Avila is up to 27 RBIs.
July 13 11:32 AM PT12:32 PM MT1:32 PM CT2:32 PM ET14:32 ET18:32 GMT2:32 11:32 AM MST1:32 PM EST2:02 PM VEN22:32 UAE1:32 PM CT-Avila had two hits, homered and drove in three runs in a 5-1 win against Kansas City on Saturday.
Analysis: Avila, now batting .230, was 4 for 25 (.160) in his previous seven games.
June 25 3:28 PM PT4:28 PM MT5:28 PM CT6:28 PM ET18:28 ET22:28 GMT6:28 3:28 PM MST5:28 PM EST5:58 PM VEN2:28 UAE (+1)5:28 PM CT-Avila had three hits and drove in a run in an 8-2 win over Texas on Tuesday.
Analysis: Avila, now batting .230, is 6 for 13 (.462) in his last three games after going 1 for 14 in his previous five.
June 7 11:46 PM PT12:46 AM MT1:46 AM CT2:46 AM ET2:46 ET6:46 GMT14:46 11:46 PM MST1:46 AM EST2:16 AM VEN10:46 UAE1:46 AM CT-Avila was back in the lineup Sunday.
Analysis: Avila left Friday's game with a possible head injury.
Apr. 29 5:08 PM PT6:08 PM MT7:08 PM CT8:08 PM ET20:08 ET0:08 GMT8:08 5:08 PM MST7:08 PM EST7:38 PM VEN4:08 UAE (+1)7:08 PM CT-Avila has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Chicago White Sox due to lower back spasms.
Analysis: Avila also struggled with lower back spasms during spring training. He was hitting .220 with two RBIs and 23 strikeouts in 50 at-bats over 17 games this season.
Apr. 23 11:12 AM PT12:12 PM MT1:12 PM CT2:12 PM ET14:12 ET18:12 GMT2:12 11:12 AM MST1:12 PM EST1:42 PM VEN22:12 UAE1:12 PM CT-Avila had three hits and drove in a run in an 8-6 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Avila was batting .175 in his first 13 games. He raised his average to .227 with Tuesday's performance.

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