Álex Ávila
C/1B FA
4 months ago

Avila is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Avila started the first two games of the series against Milwaukee, but he'll head to the bench for Sunday's day game finale. Rene Rivera will start and bat eighth in Avila's place.

Álex Ávila
C/1B FA
4 months ago

Avila went 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Avila came through in the top of the ninth inning with a line drive down the right field line to deliver the only run of the game. The 30-year-old isn't known for his wheels, and this was his first triple of the season. In fact, it was his first triple since 2013.

Álex Ávila
C/1B FA
5 months ago

Avila is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

It's no surprise that Avila is sitting out with a lefty (Max Fried) starting for the opposition, but the catcher has been losing out on starts of late against right-handed pitching too, as he went unused against Braves righty Lucas Sims a day earlier. Avila is reaching base at an excellent .370 clip since being acquired by the Cubs prior to the trade deadline, but August waiver pickup Rene Rivera has been even better, slashing .350/.435/.550 since joining the team. Until Willson Contreras (hamstring) returns from the disabled list, it appears Rivera may handle the bulk of the catching duties, at least while he sports a hot bat.

Álex Ávila
C/1B FA
5 months ago

Avila is out of Saturday's lineup against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

He is hitting .286/.412/.321 with 15 strikeouts in his last 28 at-bats. Rene Rivera will start behind the dish and hit eighth.

Álex Ávila
C/1B FA
5 months ago

Avila is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Avila will receive a standard day off after two straight starts behind the plate, going 2-for-8 with two RBI and five strikeouts during those contests. Rene Rivera picks up the catching assignment in his stead.

Álex Ávila
C/1B FA
5 months ago

Avila is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Avila also got a day off last Sunday and on Thursday, so the Cubs seem to be trying to keep him fresh for a playoff run. Rene Rivera gets the start in Avila's place.

Álex Ávila
C/1B FA
5 months ago

Avila is not in the lineup against Cincinnati on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Avila will get the day off after starting the past two games behind the plate, while Rene Rivera sets up at the position for the series finale. During his six-game hitting streak, Avila is batting .400/.520/.600 with one home run and seven RBI.

Álex Ávila
C/1B FA
5 months ago

Avila went 1-for-1 with a walkoff two-run single and a walk in Friday's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Avila entered this contest as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the ninth, but his heroics didn't come until the next inning. The catcher's walk-off single with one out and the bases loaded was the final nail in the coffin against closer Roberto Osuna, who was victimized by a pair of runners reaching base after striking out.

Álex Ávila
C/1B FA
5 months ago

Avila is out of Sunday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

He will sit out Sunday's matinee after starting three of the last four games. Newly acquired Rene Rivera will start behind the dish and hit seventh. Avila is still expected to get the bulk of the starts while Willson Contreras (hamstring) is out.

Álex Ávila
C/1B FA
5 months ago

Avila is not in the lineup for Friday's series opener against Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Avila will receive a day off following a couple starts behind the plate while Victor Caratini takes over the catching duties. The 30-year-old hasn't been hitting great since joining the club at the trade deadline -- hitting .207 from the plate -- but he's sporting a .855 OPS during that span and just turned in a 2-for-4 day at the plate with a two-run home run and three RBI in Thursday's defeat to the Reds.