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Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.219
 
Career Avg.
.248
Name  Alex Avila
Born  1/29/1987
Height  5-11
Weight  210
Number  13
Position  C
Bats  L
Throws  R
8/15/2014 4:05:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila is not in Friday's starting lineup. Bryan Holaday will be behind the plate.
Insight: Avila has gone 6-for-19 (.315) with two homers over the past five games.
 
8/13/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila has gone 11-for-36 with three doubles and three homers in August.
Insight: He's homered in back-to-back games. The backstop hit .208 or worse in three of the first four months this season.
 
6/8/2014 4:31:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila is back in the lineup after missing Saturday's game with a mild concussion. SOURCE: Jason Beck, MLB.com
Insight: He's starting at catcher rather than DHing so the Tigers must be pretty confident he's at full strength. With that said, Avila should be avoided in fantasy as he's just 1-for-9 against tonight's starting pitcher, John Lackey.
 
6/7/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila has a mild concussion, according to mlive.com.
Insight: David Ortiz hit Avila in the head with his backswing Friday night. Manager Brad Ausmus said after Friday's game that the team thought Avila would be fine by Saturday, though he added that Avila won't play tonight regardless.
 
6/6/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila left Friday's game against Boston after getting hit in the head by David Ortiz. SOURCE: Jason Mastrodonato, Springfield Republican
Insight: Ortiz made contact with Avila on his backswing. Bryan Holaday (.271, 0 HR, 5 RBI) has taken over behind the plate.
 
5/14/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is getting the day off Wednesday against Baltimore. SOURCE: Tigers on Twitter
Insight: Avila hasn't been a factor yet this season, hitting just .225 across 80 at bats. Bryan Holaday (.276, 0 HR, 4 RBI) will get the nod at catcher.
 
5/9/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila is just 1-for-11 in his career against Twins starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Avila hasn't given fantasy owners much this season, driving in just six runs while hitting 26 points below his career average. Friday's matchup with Hughes won't make life any easier for Avila or his fantasy owners.
 
Cold4/29/2014 5:47:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is dealing with lower back spasms and won't play Tuesday, according to Chris Iott of mlive.com.
Insight: Avila didn't come close to duplicating his 2011 numbers (.295, 19 HR, 82 RBI) the last two years and he's having another terrible offensive season in 2014 (.220, 0 HR, 2 RBI).
 
Cold4/26/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is a career .091 hitter (1-for-11 ) against Minnesota starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Avila has done nothing offensively this season, batting .224 with 0 HR and just two RBI. The backup catcher is Bryan Holaday (.267).
 
4/24/2014 12:07:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila (.213) will get the day off Thursday. No injury, just the normal day game off after a night game for a catcher.
Insight: Backup catcher Bryan Holaday (.222) will get the rare start, but has no fantasy value.
 
4/19/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila (.182) will get the day off Saturday. No injury, just the normal day game off after a night game for a catcher.
Insight: Backup catcher Bryan Holaday (0-for-5) will get the rare start, but has no fantasy value.
 
4/8/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila should get the night off Tuesday as he's hitless in 11 at-bats against Dodgers right-hander Dan Haren.
Insight: Backup catcher Bryan Holaday has only gotten three at-bats this season and this would be a good time to get him some stick work.
 
4/6/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila will take a seat Sunday against the Orioles.
Insight: Backup catcher Bryan Holaday will start behind the dish Sunday. Avila has failed to live up to his 2011 numbers (.295, 19 HR, 82 RBI) the last two years and is 1-for-12 this season.
 
4/5/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is hitless in six at-bats versus Baltimore starter Bud Norris.
Insight: This might be a good day to let backup Bryan Holaday get a few swings. Holaday has no at-bats this season.
 
10/19/2013 10:06:00 AM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is expected to play Saturday in Game 6 after leaving Thursday's game early with a left knee injury. SOURCE: Fox Sports
Insight: Avila was shaken up after getting steamrolled by David Ross at home plate. With Detroit's season on the line, Avila will tough it out and make his 11th start of the postseason. He's had an up and down series offensively with three hits in 12 at bats (1 HR, 3 RBI).
 
10/17/2013 10:00:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila has been diagnosed with a strained patellar tendon in his left knee. SOURCE: Buster Olney, ESPN
Insight: Avila injured it when David Ross ran into him at home plate. Brayan Pena has come on to play catcher. Fox broadcaster Joe Buck noted that Don Kelly is the team's emergency catcher though the Tigers also have the option of giving up the DH and putting Victor Martinez behind the plate.
 
10/17/2013 9:35:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila was replaced by backup Brayan Pena in the fourth inning of Thursday's Game 5 against the Red Sox.
Insight: Boston catcher David Ross absolutely clobbered Avila on a play at the plate in the second inning and clearly Avila is still feeling the effects. Avila flied out to left field in his only at bat of the night.
 
8/11/2013 4:54:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila was scratched from Sunday's lineup and has been placed on the 7-day disabled list.
Insight: Avila, who took a foul ball to the mask Thursday, passed concussion tests Saturday and was expected to return to the lineup Sunday, but he's still dealing with symptoms. He's batting just .198 with nine homers and 36 RBI, a far cry from his 2011 production (.295, 19 HR, 82 RBI).
 
8/10/2013 12:42:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila has passed all his concussion tests and is back in the lineup for Saturday afternoon's against the Yankees.
Insight: He took a foul ball to the mask Thursday. He's batting just .198 with nine homers and 36 RBI, a far cry from his 2011 production (.295, 19 HR, 82 RBI).
 
8/9/2013 8:04:00 PM
Description: Alex Avila has passed all his concussion tests but the Tigers still left him out of the lineup as a precaution Friday night against the Yankees. SOURCE: Jason Beck, MLB.com
Insight: He took a foul ball to the mask yesterday but it looks like he's going to be fine. Expect Avila to return later this weekend.
 

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