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4 Mike Aviles SS
Height/Weight: 5-10/205 | Birthdate: 3/13/1981 | Birthplace: New York, NY | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cleveland | College: Concordia (NY) | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $2,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 12/7 | Average Draft Position: 260.20
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Indians exercise option on INF/OF Mike Aviles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) What was anticipated has become official - the Indians have picked up their $3.5 million option on utility man Mike Aviles for 2015.

Aviles played both outfield and infield while compiling a stat line of .247/.273/.343 this season. He also tied a career-high with 14 stolen bases.


Report: Indians likely to exercise option on Mike Aviles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) The Indians are expected to exercise their $3.5 million option on versatile veteran Mike Aviles, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Aviles played outfield and all infield positions aside from first base last season in earning 344 at-bats. He finished the year with a stat line of .247/.273/.343 and tied a career-best with 14 stolen bases.

He was part of a lopsided deal before the 2013 season for Esmil Rogers in which the Indians also received emerging standout catcher Yan Gomes.


Indians still undecided on Mike Aviles option for 2015


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) The Indians remain undecided whether to pick up the $3.5 million option for 2015 on utility player Mike Aviles. The team has about three weeks to make that decision.

Aviles played multiple positions and managed a .247/.273/.343 stat line. He swung a more potent stick against left-handers, an area that has proven problematic for the Indians.

"We'll go through our meetings and make sure we make the decision in time," general manager Chris Antonetti told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "But I can tell you much we appreciate Mike's contributions to the team, what he means on the field, his versatility, the way he's filled in almost anywhere on the diamond when we've had injuries, the presence he has in our clubhouse and the way he helps unify our group and create the energy and atmosphere in our clubhouse every day. We don't take those things for granted."

The emergence of middle infielder Jose Ramirez and presence of top prospect Francisco Lindor as the potential starting shortstop next season could make Aviles expendable, though he has filled in as an outfielder as well.


Mike Aviles recovers from concussion, set for action


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Indians utility man Mike Aviles has been cleared to play after missing 10 days with a concussion. He is not in the lineup for the first game of the Thursday doubleheader against Minnesota.

Aviles, who plays often against left-handers, owns a stat line of .245/.270/.334. He has just 11 walks in 302 at-bats.


Mike Aviles shows improvement, could return this week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Indians infielder Mike Aviles was able to take part in all baseball activities Tuesday except for batting practice on the field, MLB.com reports.

"He's doing much better," manager Terry Francona said. "If you see him now, he looks like night and day. He feels it. He's starting to get antsy. He's pushing the trainers. That's all good signs. He was kind of cloudy there for a few days, man. It's what a concussion does."

Aviles is following the league's standard concussion protocol, though he isn't on the disabled list. If he continues to improve, he could return to game action by Thursday or Friday.


Mike Aviles misses eighth straight


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Indians infielder Mike Aviles is out of the starting lineup for the eighth straight game Tuesday against the Twins, as he continues to deal with concussion-like symptoms. He remains day to day, at this point.  

Mike Aviles still not ready to return


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) Indians utility player Mike Aviles continued to sit Monday against the Angels with concussion-like symptoms. He hasn't played since suffering the concussion Sept. 1.

Aviles was playing close to every day, splitting his time between third base, shortstop and the outfield, prior to the injury.


Mike Aviles still out Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Indians infielder Mike Aviles has still not been cleared to play, and is not available for Saturday's game against the White Sox as he continues to deal with concussion-like symptoms. He has not played since Monday, and remains day to day at this point. 

Mike Aviles remains out with concussion-like symptoms


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Indians infielder Mike Aviles is not in the lineup yet again Friday against the White Sox, and appears to be dealing with concussion-like symptoms, despite having passed a concussion test earlier in the week.

"Even though it's September and you don't have to put Mike on the concussion disabled list, he's going to have to go through the progression," manager Terry Francona told Cleveland.com Thursday. "He's still a little foggy. He's been coming to the ballpark, getting checked and we've been sending him home depending on how he feels."

At this point, it is not clear when Aviles will be expected to return to action. He has not played since leaving Monday's game. 


Mike Aviles still out of Thursday's lineup


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Indians infielder Mike Aviles is still out of the starting lineup Thursday against the Tigers, as he continues to deal with the effects of whiplash suffering while making a diving catch Monday.

Aviles passed a concussion test, but has still been sidelined since Monday as a result of the issue. He remains day to day at this point. 


Mike Aviles passes concussion tests


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Indians infielder Mike Aviles passed concussion testing after suffering an injury on a diving catch Monday, MLB.com reports.

"He's passed all the concussion tests, which is good," Francona said. "He still doesn't feel great. He's got the whiplash symptoms, so we'll keep him around here [Tuesday] to let the doc look at him again and then kind of go from there."

Aviles could miss a few more days while shaking off the injury.


Mike Aviles sidelined again Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Indians infielder Mike Aviles is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, after he left Monday's game with dizziness. At this point, his status moving beyond Tuesday is not yet known. 

Mike Aviles exits game Monday due to illness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Indians infielder Mike Aviles was removed from Monday's game against the Tigers due to an illness, FOX Sports Ohio reports.

Aviles was feeling lightheaded and dizzy, so he came out the game. The infielder owns a .245/.370/.334 line after going 0 for 1 Monday.


Mike Aviles reaches three times Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Indians infielder Mike Aviles reached base three times Wednesday against the Twins.

Aviles added two singles early in the game before going deep in the ninth inning. Aviles unloaded on an 89 mph cutter for the solo shot to start the ninth. He finished 3 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Mike Aviles drives in three in Friday victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Mike Aviles is seeking to earn the status of every-day shortstop for the Indians in the wake of the deal that sent Asdrubal Cabrera to Washington - and he took a big step forward Friday night.

Aviles singled in a run in the fourth and two more in the fifth to help his team rout the Rangers. He also scored twice in sweetening his stat line on the year to .261/.291/.339.


Mike Aviles, Ryan Raburn to see more time


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) With Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (hamstring) hitting the DL, the team will play Michael Brantley in center while giving Mike Aviles and Ryan Raburn more starts at the other outfield spots, reports MLB.com. Cleveland called up outfielder Tyler Holt to provide speed off the bench.

Mike Aviles provides rare production in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Indians infielder Mike Aviles drove in his first run in more than a month Wednesday, in a 5-4 win over the Dodgers.

Aviles, who went the entire month of June without an RBI, had two with one swing of the bat Wednesday. He drove in two with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning, providing the winning runs in the game.

Aviles has 23 RBI in 58 games with the Indians this season, and is hitting .266/.286/.351 in 188 at-bats. 


Mike Aviles returns from toe injury Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Indians infielder Mike Aviles is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals, having fully recovered from a toe injury. Aviles missed four starts in a row as a result of the injury. 

Mike Aviles not ready to play


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Indians second baseman Mike Aviles remained out of the lineup Tuesday due to a toe injury. It's the fourth straight start he's missed.

Mike Aviles misses third straight start


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Indians second baseman Mike Aviles was not in the lineup for the third straight game Monday night at Texas. Aviles, who's hitting .267 with three homers and 21 RBI, continues to battle a toe injury.

Mike Aviles still sidelined


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Indians second baseman Mike Aviles (toe) was not in the lineup for the second straight game Sunday. He went 1 for 14 over the previous four games before getting sat down.

Mike Aviles sitting Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Indians infielder Mike Aviles was not in the team's starting lineup Sunday.

Aviles is dealing with a toe injury. He was not in the lineup Saturday, but it was reported to be a scheduled day off for Aviles. He's hitting .267/.290/.366 over 161 at-bats.


Report: Mike Aviles absence Saturday was scheduled


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) The absence of Indians infielder Mike Aviles from the Saturday lineup has nothing to do with his stubbed toe or the fact that he didn't not run out a critical double-play grounder in the loss to Texas on Friday, MLB.com has reported. It was a scheduled day off.

Terry Francona did admit being perturbed that Aviles did not inform him of the toe issue, but the two have cleared the air.


Mike Aviles homers, drives in four runs in win over Rockies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Indians infielder Mike Aviles enjoyed a solid afternoon at the dish, leading his team past the Rockies with four RBI on Saturday.

Aviles smacked a three-run home run in the second inning and singled in the game-winning run in the eighth inning. He added a single and finished 3 for 4 with a run scored and four RBI. He owns a .369/.424/.554 with three homers and 21 RBI in 143 at-bats.

Mike Aviles remains on roll as temporary starter


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Indians versatile veteran Mike Aviles has maintained his torrid pace since the injury to Jason Kipnis has turned him into an every-day starter.

Aviles is 13 of 31 in his last eight games with four runs and six RBI. His batting average has risen from .240 to .310 in May and his slugging percentage has skyrocketed more than 100 points to .437.

He should continue to start for another couple weeks until Kipnis returns. But he should return to his platoon role at third base thereafter.