The Tigers plan to maintain Alex Avila as their starting catcher next season despite his issues with concussions and declining production since his peak season of 2011 according to a recent report.
Baseball officials are up front about this: They want to ban home-plate collisions to guard their investments.
Tigers catcher Alex Avila began his minor-league rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Toledo.
It’s a done deal. The Detroit Tigers Friday announced the club has agreed to terms with catcher/designated hitter Victor Martinez on a four-year contract. The deal is reportedly worth $50 million.