Victor Martinez surprises Miguel Cabrera during ceremony [Video]

Detroit Tigers

One of the great hitters of the modern era of baseball, Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is a bonafide future Hall of Famer when his playing career ends. But until then, he’s continuing to rack up the numbers, having reached the milestone of 3,000 career hits earlier this season. Prior to this afternoon’s game against … Read more

Victor Martinez and Alex Avila look back at one of Miguel Cabrera’s most memorable at-bats [Video]

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was less than a year removed from his historic Triple Crown season in 2012 when he made history against a future Hall of Fame pitcher. On August 9, 2013, Cabrera became the first batter to hit home runs in consecutive at-bats against legendary New York Yankees closer, Mariano Rivera. As … Read more

Former Detroit Tigers Alex Avila and Cameron Maybin join MLB Network

Alex Avila and Cameron Maybin both plied their trade on the baseball diamond, including stops with the Detroit Tigers. And now, they’ll be in front of a camera talking about the sport they played. They’ve both joined MLB Network as on-air analysts for the upcoming 2022 season. “We’re thrilled to welcome Alex and Cameron to … Read more

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

Al Avila

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