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Alex Avila

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers follows through on his 12th-inning home run against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Caputo: 3 Reasons “Fan Hate” For Tigers Catcher Alex Avila Is Misguided

Avila does have some power. His 162-game average as a major league player over 5-plus seasons is 16 home runs.

97.1 The Ticket–08/06/2014

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 28:  Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers shakes hands with Alex Avila #13 afte the final out against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on June 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

In Up-And-Down Season, Joe Nathan Up Again, Confident Age Is No Factor

Age-related injuries began when Joe Nathan had Tommy John surgery at 35, and Nathan has given Tigers fans reason to wonder again this season.

CBS Detroit–07/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 08: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers scores on the Torii Hunter #48 (not in photo) single to left field and is congratulated by teammate Nick Castellanos #9 during the seventh inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Comerica Park on July 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Get Huge Boost From Bottom Of Order In Romp Over Dodgers

The Tigers achieved a dramatic and overwhelming comeback Tuesday night largely on the strength of Castellanos, Avila, Suarez and Davis.

CBS Detroit–07/09/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 23: Ian Krol #46 and Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate a win over the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park on May 23, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Tangers 7-2. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Alex Avila Shoots Down Theory He Is Tipping Pitches

Avila told reporters Friday, before the team started its road series with Cleveland, that the theory is bogus.

CBS Detroit–06/20/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 25:  Detroit Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones #51 talks with pitcher Justin verlander #35 and catcher Alex Avila #13 during the seventh inning of the game against the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park on May 25, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Rangers defeated the Tigers 12-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Is Alex Avila Tipping Pitches? [BLOG]

After Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals the Tigers now trail the Royals by 1.5 games in the American League Central, a feat in which not many thought would happen.

97.1 The Ticket–06/18/2014

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30:  Starting pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 30, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Mechanical Adjustment Has Verlander Feeling Great About His Stuff Despite Rough Outing

Avila said that Verlander simply missed on a couple of pitches but overall looked solid.

CBS Detroit–06/05/2014

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 06: Detroit Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones #51 and manager Brad Ausmus #7 watch the action from the dugout during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on April 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Orioles defeated the Tigers 3-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Pitching Coach Breaks Down ‘Deception’ Of Robbie Ray’s Delivery; Ausmus, Avila Weigh In

Alex Avila can understand how Astros batters struggled to hit Robbie Ray’s deceptive fastball; at times Avila struggled to catch it.

CBS Detroit–05/07/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 25: Kurt Suzuki #8 of the Minnesota Twins tags out Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers at home plate as Kevin Correia #30 of the Minnesota Twins looks on during the second inning of the game on April 25, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tigers C Alex Avila Scratched With Back Spasms

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila has been scratched from the lineup against the Chicago White Sox due to lower back spasms.

97.1 The Ticket–04/30/2014

Caption:DETROIT, MI - APRIL 20: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers bats during the third inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to end the game at Comerica Park on April 20, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Angels 2-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Alex Avila Will Continue To Get Plenty of Starts This Season

Tiger fans, just like any other fan base always have their gripes.

97.1 The Ticket–04/22/2014

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout against the Boston Red Sox during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Players The Tigers Need To Have Bounce Back Seasons

Austin Jackson – In 2012, Jackson had an .856 OPS and a 5.5 WAR. Those numbers dropped to .754 and 3.4 last season.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2014

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