Alex Avila C/1B CWS 2 months ago

Avila, who looked to have a clear path to playing time after the White Sox did not tender a contract to Tyler Flowers, will likely serve as the team's No. 2 catcher in 2016 after the club signed Dioner Navarro.

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Navarro's signing completed the ...

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 2 months ago

Avila will rise to the top of the White Sox's depth chart at catcher following the news that the team did not tender a contract to Tyler Flowers.

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Flowers had been the team's ...

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 3 months ago

Avila signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the White Sox on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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The 28-year-old struggled ...

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 5 months ago

Avila has struggled this season and sits with a .190/.340/.286 slash line and just four home runs, 13 RBI and 21 runs scored in 168 at bats.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 7 months ago

Avila is out of the lineup Saturday.

This is just a standard off day for Avila, who had a five-game hitting streak snapped Friday. James McCann will get the start behind the dish and Marc Krauss will start at first base Saturday for the injured Miguel Cabrera.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 7 months ago

Avila is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Avila has started each of the past five games between catcher and first base, but will receive a day off of his own Wednesday. James McCann will start behind the plate, while Jefry Marte will make his first career major league start at first base.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 7 months ago

Avila will start at first base Saturday in place of the injured Miguel Cabrera (calf).

Avila just returned from an injury of his own, but he will get the first shot at covering first base with Cabrera on the disabled list. The Tigers' plans for first base in Cabrera's absence are uncertain, but Avila will at least be part of the mix, even though Saturday's game will represent his first big league start at first base. He will hit fifth in the Tigers' batting order.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 7 months ago

Avila is getting the start at catcher Friday and hitting sixth against the Blue Jays.

He was activated from the DL earlier in the day so this was anticipated. While Avila slots back in at first on the depth chart, James McCann did a fine job in his absence and should continue to see 40-50 percent of the action behind the plate.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 7 months ago

As expected, Avila (knee) has been activated from the 15-day DL.

While Avila figures to see most of the starts against right-handed pitching, it's likely that James McCann will remain in something that resembles a timeshare behind the plate, at least initially. Bryan Holaday was optioned to Triple-A to clear space on the roster for Avila.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 7 months ago

Avila (knee) will likely be activated from the disabled list Friday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Avila isn't with Triple-A Toledo, suggesting his rehab assignment has come to an end. If that indeed is the case, he'll finish the assignment with six hits (including a home run) in 20 at-bats. James McCann has more than held his own in Avila's absence, but the veteran still figures to get most of the playing time behind the plate.