Alex Avila

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Trainer Kevin Rand helps Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers leave the game after he was hit with a foul tip in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Avila was removed from the game.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Exercise Option On Avila

Selected as a Gold Glove finalist, Avila turned in a .218 batting average – the lowest of his career – and an on-base percentage of .359.

CBS Detroit–11/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers reacts as he strikes out in the fourth inning as Nick Hundley #40 of the Baltimore Orioles looks on during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Alex Avila Named In Trade Reports

If the Tigers would move Avila that would make room for minor league catcher James McCann, who appeared in 12 games for the Tigers in September.

97.1 The Ticket–11/13/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Trainer Kevin Rand helps Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers leave the game after he was hit with a foul tip in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Avila was removed from the game.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Despite Host Of Moves, Tigers Have Yet To Make Decision On Avila

The Tigers did not announce a decision on catcher Alex Avila’s future, who has had a history of concussion issues stemming from the beatings he takes from foul balls while behind the plate.

97.1 The Ticket–10/31/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers reacts as he strikes out in the fourth inning as Nick Hundley #40 of the Baltimore Orioles looks on during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Avila Leaves Game After Foul Ball Off Mask

Tigers catcher Alex Avila has left Game 3 of the AL Division Series against Baltimore after taking a foul tip off the mask.

97.1 The Ticket–10/05/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 15:  Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers checks his mask during the eight inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on June 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-3.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Avila Remains Sidelined With Dizziness; McCann To Start

Rookie catcher James McCann will start in Avila’s place as Detroit begins a crucial three-game series against the Royals, who were a half-game back in the AL Central.

97.1 The Ticket–09/19/2014

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

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