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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||375.00||12.00||.224||45.00||40.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore||12||1||0|| .267|| .083|| .083|
|vs Gibson (Career)||7||3||0|| .571||.429||.429|
|vs RHP||284||61||10|| .340|| .380|| .215|
|Last 10 Games|
Tigers' Alex Avila, Yoenis Cespedes return to lineup Monday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/16/15) Tigers catcher Alex Avila and Yoenis Cespedes are in the starting lineup for Monday's spring game against the Cardinals.
Avila was pulled from Wednesday's game with lower back stiffness. He was initially scheduled to return Friday before being crossed off the team's travel roster. Cespedes came out of Thursday's game with quad tightness and was not expected to appear Sunday or Monday, but he'll make his return to action in Jupiter against the Cardinals.
Alex Avila crossed off Tigers' travel roster for Friday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/12/15) Tigers catcher Alex Avila will likely miss Friday's spring game against the Braves, as he was crossed off the team's travel roster for the game, according to MLive.com. Avila was removed from Wednesday's spring game due to lower back stiffness, and remains sidelined. The Tigers will return to Lakeland on Saturday to face the Phillies.
Tigers' Avila (back) scheduled to play Friday against Braves
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/12/15) Tigers catcher Alex Avila, who was removed from Wednesday's spring game due to lower back stiffness, is scheduled to return to action Friday against the Braves, per MLive.com.
Avila is batting .286 (2 for 7) with one double, one RBI, three walks, four strikeouts and four runs in four spring games.
Tigers' Avila leaves Wednesday's game with back stiffness
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/11/15) Tigers catcher Alex Avila was forced to leave Wednesday's spring training game with lower back stiffness, the team announced. The severity of Avila's injury is not known at this time.
Tigers' Alex Avila to return on Saturday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(3/6/15) Tigers catcher Alex Avila is set to return to the club on Saturday, according to MLB.com.
Avila missed the past three days while on paternity leave. His wife gave birth to the couple's second daughter on Wednesday. Avila will return to the lineup once he arrives at camp. Manager Brad Ausmus confirmed that Avila will be in the lineup on Saturday.
The 28-year-old Avila hit .219/.327/.359 over 390 at-bats last season.
|2014 summary: Even though Alex Avila still hits flyballs for great distances, he continues to fall well short of his 2011 career season in which he batted .295 with 19 home runs and 82 RBI. Last season, Avila grounded out frequently, and for the second year in a row, his contact and strikeout rates moved rapidly in the wrong direction. With a .218 batting average and 11 home runs, Avila failed to crack the top 20 catchers in Fantasy value.|
Playing time status: Avila sat for much of September, as he dealt with concussion symptoms, but he finished the season healthy and in the Tigers lineup. He should be ready for the start of spring training.
2015 outlook: Between his low batting averages and repeated head injuries, Avila is too risky to consider in one-catcher mixed leagues. He still offers enough power potential to be worth using as a second catcher in two-catcher leagues, but even as such, he's a low-end option.
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