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JUST IN: Tigers GM Al Avila to receive contract extension

Well, this certainly will not be the news that plenty of Detroit Tigers fans were hoping to hear following their July 4th celebrations.

News just broke that the Detroit Tigers will be extending the contract of general manager Al Avila. It will be reportedly for several years.

“It’s clear to anyone that follows Tigers baseball that our organization is undergoing a significant transformation,” Detroit Tigers owner Christopher Ilitch said in a news release. “I’ve been impressed with Al’s leadership and focus, and the steadfast way he has led our baseball operations since becoming general manager.

“Al has methodically implemented his plan, and the execution of that plan has demonstrated progress and results in scouting, drafting, player development and analytics. I am especially pleased with the progress we have made in securing a stable of talented prospects which bodes well for our future. Al has a proven track record in this game, and his nearly three decades of experience is paying dividends in this rebuilding phase.”

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