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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||50.20||3.00||0.00||0.00||1.78||0.99||36.00||16.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers|| 3.2||1||0|| 0.00||0||0||3|
|vs LHB|| 30.1||0||0|| 0.59||0||7||20|
|vs RHB|| 34.2||0||0|| 2.34||0||15||18|
|Last 10 Games|
|Luis Avilan finds his comfort zone |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/13) Braves reliever Luis Avilan carried a 20-inning scoreless streak into Wednesday's game at Miami. Avilan, who has 13 holds this season, has lowered his ERA from 3.06 to 1.43 during his prolonged scoreless streak.
In fact, Avilan has been a reliable arm since making his MLB debut in 2012. He is 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 73 career outings (73 2/3 innings).
"I remember my first couple outings in the big leagues," Avilan said, per MLB.com. "I was so shy and scared about what I was supposed to do. Right now, I feel comfortable about what I'm doing and what I have to do."
|Luis Avilan overcomes hamstring issue |
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(4/21/13) Braves pitcher Luis Avilan (1-0) completed a scoreless inning of relief during his first appearance since working past a hamstring injury that plagued him last week. Avilan replaced Luis Ayala in the seventh inning and surrendered a single and a walk during his first appearance since last Tuesday.
|Luis Avilan likely to pitch Sunday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/20/13) Braves relief pitcher Luis Avilan, who is working his way back from a hamstring issue, could be available to return Sunday against the Pirates, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Avilan is available as an emergency option Saturday night.
Avilan, who is hoping to avoid the disabled list, has not pitched in a game since Tuesday. He has allowed a run in 4 1/3 innings.
|Luis Avilan takes step in right direction |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/19/13) Braves relief pitcher Luis Avilan jogged without discomfort Friday, as he attempts to recover from a hamstring injury. Avilan also tossed a 25-pitch bullpen session that manager Fredi Gonzalez described as "just okay" in an interview with MLB.com.
The team is hoping Avilan can avoid a disabled list trip, but they have not confirmed that yet. Avilan had allowed just one run in 4 1/3 innings of work, prior to suffering the injury.
|Luis Avilan might end up on DL |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/18/13) Injured Braves reliever Luis Avilan (hamstring) had some trouble when he attempted to jog Thursday afternoon, but the team is willing to give him a few more days before making a decision about his status, according to MLB.com. If Avilan doesn't improve over the weekend, then the team will consider putting him on the disabled list.
"We're trying to hold on," manager Fredi Gonzalez told MLB.com, on the decision to put him on the disabled list. "He's making a little bit of progress. [Head athletic trainer Jeff Porter] told me he went out there and really couldn't run. But obviously, we'll try to keep him progressing the best we can. If we get in a situation where we play 12 innings today and we need the extra arm tomorrow, we'll make the move."
|After the Braves lost relievers Eric O' Flaherty and Jonny Venters to injuries last season, the team needed other bullpen arms to step up as setup men in front of closer Craig Kimbrel. Surprisingly, one of those players was second-year reliever Luis Avilan. The 24-year-old left-hander led Atlanta with 27 holds, while going 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 75 appearances. He struck out 38 batters in 65 innings. Avilan has been pretty outstanding in his young career. He is 6-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 106 relief appearances. Even with Venters likely to return at some point in 2014 from Tommy John surgery, Avilan has earned his role as a late-inning reliever. He still has value in Fantasy leagues that reward for holds.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/15/14||STL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/16/14||@ NYY||1:05 pm|| |
|3/17/14||@ HOU||1:05 pm|| |
|3/19/14||NYY||1:05 pm|| |
|3/20/14||@ NYM||1:10 pm|| |
|3/21/14||@ BAL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/21/14||DET||1:05 pm|| |
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