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Mike Aviles | Third Baseman

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/13/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 204
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mike Aviles is in Monday's starting lineup against the Padres, batting ninth and playing in left field.
Michael Brantley moves over to center field and will bat sixth. Aviles has made three starts this season, all in the infield. He only made four starts in the outfield last season. With Michael Bourn close to a return, this lineup shake-up won't be common. Apr 7 - 3:29 PM

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Mike Aviles went 3-for-3 with an RBI against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Starting in left field, Aviles had two singles and a double. The big game raised his spring batting average to .391. The 33-year-old will play all over the diamond in a utility role with the Indians this season.
Mar 15 - 6:55 PM

Mike Aviles belted a two-run homer in the first inning on Friday, propelling the Indians to a 7-2 win over the Cubs in Cactus League action.

The veteran infielder, who got the start at third base in this one, took Edwin Jackson over the boards in left field after a leadoff single by Nyjer Morgan. With his 1-for-2 effort, Aviles is now hitting an impressive .556 (5-for-8) in the early going. He's nothing but a fringe option in AL-only leagues unless an injury strikes in the Tribe's infield.
Mar 7 - 11:56 PM

Mike Aviles was ejected from Sunday's game against the Mets for arguing after he was caught stealing in the ninth inning to end the game.

With the Indians trailing by a run in the ninth, Aviles was in motion as Drew Stubbs struck out, and was thrown out for the final out of the game. He certainly voiced his displeasure over the ruling to the umpiring crew though, as his ejection after the game had ended was virtually meaningless.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 04:57:00 PM

Mike Aviles hit a grand slam off Tigers' closer Joaquin Benoit in the ninth inning Sunday to push Cleveland to a 4-0 victory.

It was his only hit in four at-bats. The utility infielder has homered twice in his last three starts. Aviles is batting .261/.285/.389 with nine homers and eight steals over 306 at-bats.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 04:36:00 PM

Mike Aviles went 1-for-3 with a home run against the Braves on Wednesday.

Aviles hit a solo home run, his eight of the season, in the fourth inning before adding a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The utility infielder was responsible for both the Indians' runs batted in on the night. He's now batting .265/.289/.386 this season.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 12:48:00 AM

Mike Aviles smacked a two-run homer in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Aviles entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Lonnie Chisenhall in the sixth inning. He fouled out with two runners on in that at-bat, but he made up for it but putting one over the boards in left in the eighth to extend the lead to 6-0. The Tribe swept the three-game series.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 03:52:00 PM

Mike Aviles went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI as the Indians beat the Royals on Tuesday.

Aviles was in the middle of the Indians' three-run eighth inning, eventually scoring the winning run on a Michael Brantley sacrifice fly. The utility infielder has gotten regular playing time with Asdrubal Cabrera sidelined, but he should return to a reserve role when Cabrera returns. He's hitting .277 on the year.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 10:21:00 PM

Mike Aviles finished 3-for-4 in the Indians' loss to the Nationals on Saturday in Cleveland.

Aviles had a double in the third inning, a single in the fifth and a second double in the ninth. He has struggled for the most part this season but may be a decent fill-in for Troy Tulowitzki owners over the next several weeks.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 10:42:00 PM

Mike Aviles went 0-for-3 in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

Cleveland's utility man is starting everyday with Asdrubal Cabrera (quadriceps) on the 15-day disabled list. In related news, Cleveland hasn't won since the first day of the month. Guaranteed at-bats give Aviles value in AL-only leagues, but he's not going to contribute much in any fantasy category.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 12:16:00 AM

Mike Aviles had three RBI in Puerto Rico's 6-3 victory over the Team Venezuela Saturday.

The win moves Team Puerto Rico to 2-0 and clinches a second round appearance, while Venezuela drops to 0-2 with the loss. Venezuela will play winless Spain tomorrow at 12:30 PM ET. Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, also guaranteed a second round appearance at 2-0, will play for seeding at 7:30 PM ET. The winner will play the runner-up of Pool D in the second round while the loser will play the winner of Pool D.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 09:34:00 PM

Indians and UTIL Mike Aviles avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $6 million contract.

The deal also carries an option for the 2015 season. Aviles, 31, was acquired this winter from the Blue Jays as part of a three-player swap after being traded earlier this offseason from Boston to Toronto. Now he'll be in Cleveland for at least the next two summers.
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 03:18:00 PM

Mike Aviles requested $3.4 million and was offered $2.4 million from the Indians when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

Aviles, who was acquired from the Blue Jays in November, is arbitration-eligible for the second time after hitting .250/.282/.381 with 13 home runs, 14 stolen bases and 60 RBI in 136 games last season with the Red Sox. The two sides will hope to find some middle ground in advance of a possible hearing in February.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Indians acquired INF Mike Aviles and INF/C Yan Gomes from the Blue Jays for RHP Esmil Rogers

Aviles was part of the Blue Jays' compensation for manager John Farrell, but made $1.2 million in 2012 and is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. Gomes struggled in limited action last season, hitting just .204/.264/.367 with four home runs in 43 games. Rogers, 27, will be used as a middle reliever with Toronto.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 01:06:00 PM

Blue Jays acquired INF Mike Aviles from Red Sox in exchange for RHP David Carpenter and manager John Farrell.

The deal was reported Saturday and has now become official. Aviles, 31, batted .250/.282/.381 with 13 home runs, 14 stolen bases and 60 RBI in 136 games this past season for the Red Sox. He's better suited for a utility role but could be in the mix for the second base job in Toronto with Kelly Johnson slated for free agency.
Sun, Oct 21, 2012 01:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
1B1Nick Swisher
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Elliot Johnson
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Carlos Santana
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Ryan Raburn
2Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Masterson
2Corey Kluber
3Danny Salazar
4Zach McAllister
5Carlos Carrasco
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Cody Allen
3Bryan Shaw
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Josh Outman
6Blake Wood
7Scott Atchison
8C.C. Lee