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Alex Avila | Catcher | #5

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details
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Diamondbacks signed C Alex Avila to a two-year, $8.25 million contract.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Avila passed his physical on Tuesday, and the deal is now official with Reymond Fuentes being designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. Avila, 31, spent the 2017 season with the Tigers and Cubs, hitting 14 homers with 49 RBI and an .834 OPS in 112 games between the two clubs. He should be the primary catcher for Arizona in 2018, with backups Jeff Mathis and Chris Herrmann likely getting the occasional start to give the left-handed-hitting veteran a day off. Jan 31 - 6:30 PM

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Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Jeff Mathis
3Chris Herrmann
4John Ryan Murphy
5Alberto Rosario
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Daniel Descalso
3Christian Walker
2B1Chris Owings
2Ildemaro Vargas
SS1Ketel Marte
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Steven Souza
2Jarrod Dyson
3Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
RF1David Peralta
2Cesar Puello
3Daniel Robertson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
7Braden Shipley
8Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Archie Bradley
2Brad Boxberger
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Randall Delgado
6Jimmie Sherfy
7Albert Suarez
8Silvino Bracho
9Jake Barrett
10T.J. McFarland
11Jared Miller
12Neftali Feliz
13Michael Blazek
14Fernando Salas