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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||375.00||12.00||.224||45.00||40.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Toronto||8||2||0|| .455|| .250|| .250|
|vs Liriano (Career)||10||4||0|| .700||.400||.400|
|vs LHP||25||3||0|| .214|| .160|| .120|
|Last 10 Games|
Tigers catcher Alex Avila hits first HR since coming off DL
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/8/15) Tigers catcher Alex Avila was one of four Detroit players to homer in a 7-6 loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.
Avila, who spent nearly two months on the disabled list due to a knee injury, tied the game at 5 in the top of the fourth inning with a two-run homer off Taijuan Walker. It was his third home run and first since May 5.
Since returning from the disabled list last week, Avila is batting .250 (4 for 16) with one home run, two RBI, five runs, five walks and six strikeouts.
Alex Avila replaces James McCann behind plate for Tigers
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/6/15) Tigers catcher James McCann is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game. McCann has started 49 games and five of the last seven.
Replacing McCann behind the plate is Alex Avila, who started at first the last two games. Avila will get his 22nd start at catcher this season.
Tigers' Alex Avila to start at first base Saturday
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(7/4/15) Alex Avila will start at first base for the Tigers for only the third time in his career on Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Avila is filling the void left by first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a calf strain on Saturday. Avila has only played out of the catcher position this season, where he has started 21 games to date.
Avila is hitting .194 with two home runs and eight RBI in 62 at-bats this season.
Tigers activate catcher Alex Avila from 15-day DL on Friday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/3/15) The Tigers activated catcher Alex Avila from the 15-day disabled list Friday. He had been sidelined since early May due to a knee injury.
Avila was immediately placed back in the starting lineup following his activation, batting sixth against Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison.
Avila spent six games on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo. He hit .300 (6 for 20) with one home run, five RBI, two runs, no walks and eight strikeouts.
Tigers C Alex Avila claims he's ready to roll
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/30/15) Tigers catcher Alex Avila is ready to be the Tigers catcher again. He has been on the disabled list since May 8 with a left knee injury, but he believes he's ready to return.
"I feel fine, I feel good," he said after catching back-to-back games for Triple-A Toledo. "My knee feels good. My legs feel good. I have no complaints. ... Being out for two months, you would expect some cobwebs."
Avila will return with a .200/.342/.317 slash line.
|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/1/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|9/2/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Yordano Ventura|
|9/3/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|9/4/15||CLE||7:08 pm||Corey Kluber|
|9/5/15||CLE||7:08 pm||Josh Tomlin|
|9/6/15||CLE||1:08 pm||Danny Salazar|
|9/7/15||TB||1:08 pm||Drew Smyly|