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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 went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a steal against the Twins on Wednesday.
A big game for a guy who had been hitting .167/.228/.236 in 72 at-bats since the All-Star break. The veteran utilityman has five homers and 12 steals on the season. Aug 20 - 11:57 PM

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Mike Aviles connected for a walk-off solo homer in a 2-1 win over the Orioles in 11 innings on Friday night.

Aviles played the role of hero after he took Brian Matusz deep to lead off the 11th. The 33-year-old is now batting .243/.273/.330 with four homers, 29 RBI, and 11 stolen bases over 85 games this season. The Indians have won four out of their last five games and remain on the fringes of playoff contention.
Aug 16 - 12:04 AM

Mike Aviles hit two singles and drove in three in Cleveland's win over the Rangers on Friday.

Aviles ended the night 2-for-4. He hit an RBI single in the fourth off of Texas starter Jerome Williams and followed it up with a two-run single in the fifth. The utility infielder is batting .261/.291/.339 on the season.
Aug 2 - 12:30 AM

An X-ray on Mike Aviles' right big toe came back negative.

Aviles has started the last two games after missing a few contests with the injury, but he still isn't running very well. Expect the Indians to be careful with his playing time over the next week or two.
Jun 13 - 10:44 AM

Mike Aviles has been out of the lineup the last three days after stubbing his toe prior to Friday's game.

Aviles didn't let Indians manager Terry Francona know he was injured prior to the game, so he wound up playing through the ailment and could have made it worse. The good news is that Aviles is better and available to start Wednesday. "I think he was hurting a little more than he let on," Francona said. "I told him, 'I wish you would've told me. I could've protected you a little bit.'"
Jun 11 - 10:42 AM

Mike Aviles had a rough night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Orioles, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.

He also left three men stranded on base. While he's a fine utility player for the Indians, he has been exposed a bit when pressed into everyday action with the injury to Jason Kipnis. With the rough night, he's now hitting .266/.290/.371 on the season.
May 23 - 11:39 PM

Mike Aviles went 3-for-4, hitting a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Indians defeated the Twins 4-3 on Wednesday.

Against Twins reliever Casey Fien, Asdrubal Cabrera led off the inning with a double. Lonnie Chisenhall moved him over to third with a sacrifice bunt. After Yan Gomes grounded out to shortstop, the Indians' chances at a win suffered a serious blow, but Aviles sent them home happy with an RBI single to shallow center. Aviles has done a good job as a utilityman, as he now has a .303 average and .338 on-base percentage on the season.
May 7 - 10:33 PM

Mike Aviles went 1-for-2 and also walked in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.

On an afternoon where the Tribe mustered just four total singles against Mark Buehrle and company, Aviles was one of the standout offensive performers. He's seeing quite a bit of action as a super utility player, slashing .270/.317/.378 in 37 at-bats on the season.
Apr 19 - 3:57 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1David Murphy
2Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Trevor Bauer
3T.J. House
4Carlos Carrasco
5Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin