Alex Avila

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

JUPITER, FL - MARCH 1: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits the ball against the St Louis Cardinals during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on March 1, 2014 in Jupiter, Florida. The Marlins defeated the Cardinals 5-4. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Miami’s Stanton Hits First Spring Home Run Against Tigers

Giancarlo Stanton hit his first home run of spring training for Miami and the Marlins lost to the Tigers 3-1 on Sunday.

97.1 The Ticket–03/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers scrambles for the loose ball during the fifth inning of the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on September 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The FOUR Key Tigers for 2014

We already know the x-factors for the Tigers – Nick Castellanos, Ian Kinsler and Drew Smyly.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2014

LAKELAND, FL - MARCH 4:  Designated hitter Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers bats against the Houston Astros March 4, 2013 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Tigers Agree To 1-Year Deal With C Alex Avila

The Detroit Tigers have avoided arbitration with Alex Avila by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with their No. 1 catcher.

97.1 The Ticket–02/03/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 17:  David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox is out at home by Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Martinez Probably Will Not Catch, Leyland Says, But Would Be An Option

“Hopefully we can have him ready for the game back in Boston,” Leyland said. “Whether we’re going to have that or not, I don’t really know.”

CBS Detroit–10/18/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 17:  David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox is out at home by Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Even After Hard Hit, Avila Calls Home Plate Collisions ‘Part Of The Game’

Avila said twisting his knee made an old injury flare up, but he seemed to expect to play Saturday in Game 6.

CBS Detroit–10/18/2013

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