Former Detroit Tiger Alex Avila makes slick play at…shortstop [Video]

When you think of former Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila, you do not think of a slick-fielding shortstop. But, on Thursday night, Avila proved that he can indeed look pretty darn good at shortstop as he made a very smooth-looking play for the Washington Nationals. Check it out! (Hey, the Tigers need a shortstop, right?) … Read more

Al Avila gives insight on Detroit Tigers offseason moves, upcoming season

The Detroit Tigers are on the verge of gathering for Spring Training in Lakeland, FL. Pitchers and catchers will be reporting by tomorrow, with the first full-squad workout sccheduedl for next week. General manager Al Avila gave some insight into his team’s offseason moves, including a frank remark about the team’s catching situation. The decision … Read more

Former Tigers C Alex Avila shares touching story of godfather Tommy Lasorda

The sports world lost a legendary figure with the passing of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda this week. He guided the Los Angeles Dodgers, with whom he spent a total of 71 years, to two World Series championships, four National League pennants and eight division titles while winning 1,599 games. And the loss hits … Read more

Report: Former Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is back in the American League Central

According to a report from Jeff Passan, former Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is back in the American League Central. Sources have told ESPN that Avila and the Minnesota Twins are in agreement on a one-year, $4.25 million deal. Catcher Alex Avila and the Minnesota Twins are in agreement on a one-year, $4.25 million deal, … Read more

LISTEN: Rod Allen starts new podcast; first guest is Alex Avila

Former Detroit Tigers player and television analyst Rod Allen has started his own ‘Gettin’ Bizzy with Rod Allen’ podcast and his first guest was former Tigers and current Arizona Diamondbacks catcher, Alex Avila. On the episode, Allen talked to Avila about “different pitchers he’s caught, his family background and growing up in baseball, the impact … Read more

WATCH: Alex Avila costs Diamondbacks teammate home run during bizarre play

Major League Baseball arguably has the most intricate book of rules compared to all of these major sports. One so simple was violated after an unusual home run play involving Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Alex Avila. The Snakes were in Chavez Ravine this weekend taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Arizona is up 3-1 in the … Read more

LOOK: Tigers’ graduated prospect top 30 in MLB

The name of the game in Major League Baseball these days is prospects. With numerous outlets releasing their top 100 prospects, it’s hard to get away from the news about these “green” ballplayers. But, for some players who spent most of their time in the Minor Leagues for a season, and came up in the … Read more

REPORT: Former Detroit Tiger Alex Avila close to signing deal

If you are a fan of the Detroit Tigers, you certainly are familiar with the work of catcher Alex Avila. After all, he has spent all or part of eight seasons wearing the Old English ‘D’ including his first seven seasons in Major League Baseball. Avila returned to Detroit in 2017 after spending a season with … Read more

Section 313, Seat No. 18: Michael Fulmer to the Yankees makes sense

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

1/10/18: This article has been updated to reflect the current market facing the Tigers and a possible trade of Michael Fulmer.  With pitchers and catchers due to report (usually the week of February 13-15) soon, time is winding down on the Detroit Tigers offseason. Since entering a rebuild in the midst of their 2017 season, the … Read more

REPORT: You will not believe who could be rejoining the Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers are going to look much different in 2018 than they did this past season when they dropped 98 games and finished tied with the San Francisco Giants for the worst record in Major League Baseball. With players like Justin Verlander, J.D. Martinez, Ian Kinsler, Alex Avila, and Justin Upton being traded away, … Read more

3 Biggest storylines heading into the 2017 MLB playoffs

Unfortunately for fans of the Detroit Tigers, the team is absent from the Major League Baseball playoffs for a third consecutive season. That could be the case for the foreseeable future as the team goes through a rebuild. Despite not partaking in baseball’s second season this fall, this could be shaping up as one of … Read more

Report: Ian Kinsler set to discuss future with Al Avila

The Detroit Tigers are officially entering a rebuild after struggling for much of the 2017 season, having traded away the likes of J.D. Martinez, Justin Wilson, Alex Avila, and Justin Verlander. Now, another member of the Tigers is set to discuss his future with the team. According to Fox Sports’ John Morosi, Ian Kinsler will … Read more