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Mike Aviles | Shortstop | #12

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/13/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Concordia College (NY)
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 7 (0) / KC
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Marlins purchased the contract of INF/OF Mike Aviles from Triple-A New Orleans.
Aviles will give the Marlins infield depth while shortstop J.T. Riddle recovers from a biceps injury. The veteran utilityman went hitless in seven plate appearances earlier this season with Miami. Tue, Jul 25, 2017 04:43:00 PM

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Marlins sent INF/OF Mike Aviles outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

The veteran utilityman went hitless in six plate appearances with the Marlins this week. He'll continue to function as organizational depth in the minor leagues.
Fri, May 19, 2017 07:28:00 PM

Marlins designated INF/OF Mike Aviles for assignment.

His stay with the Marlins lasted only a handful of days and Aviles went hitless in six plate appearances. The veteran utilityman figures to pass through waivers unclaimed.
Wed, May 17, 2017 09:56:00 AM

Marlins purchased the contract of INF/OF Mike Aviles from Triple-A New Orleans.

Aviles was just signed to a minor league deal last weekend as the club added depth with the rash of injuries they've had to their infield. The veteran utility player will provide depth at multiple positions.
Fri, May 12, 2017 05:38:00 PM

Marlins signed INF/OF Mike Aviles to a minor league contract.

The 36-year-old hit just .210/.258/.269 in 181 plate appearances for the Tigers in 2016. With the injuries to both Miguel Rojas and Martin Prado on Sunday, the Marlins need additional organizational depth in the infield and Aviles fits the bill. He remains irrelevant for fantasy purposes.
Sun, May 7, 2017 06:53:00 PM

Mike Aviles notched four hits Saturday in Puerto Rico’s blowout win over Venezuela at the World Baseball Classic.

Puerto Rico punched its ticket to the semifinals by beating the United States on Friday night, which made Saturday’s game meaningless. Even with nothing to play for, Aviles still brought his A game, lighting up Venezuela for four singles. Aviles hasn’t had a ton of opportunities in the WBC but he’s played well when called upon, collecting six hits in nine at-bats. Next up for Puerto Rico is a semifinals matchup with the Netherlands Monday night in Los Angeles.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 08:36:00 PM

Braves designated INF/OF Mike Aviles for assignment.

Aviles was acquired from the Tigers on Tuesday for Erick Aybar, but he probably won't play a game in a Braves uniform. The veteran utilityman was batting just .210/.258/.269 in 181 plate appearances with Detroit.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 02:32:00 PM

Braves acquired INF/OF Mike Aviles and C Kade Scivicque from the Tigers for INF Erick Aybar.

Aviles was sporting a weak .210/.258/.269 batting line through 181 plate appearances this season with Detroit. He'll probably see action all around the diamond in Atlanta as a kind of veteran super-utilityman.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 06:46:00 PM

Mike Aviles delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning on Tuesday, leading the Tigers to a 4-2 victory over the Mariners.

Aviles strode to the plate with the bases loaded and hit a dribbler between the pitcher and first base that he beat out for the run-scoring knock. Aviles finished the night 2-for-4, raising his season slash to a still cringe-inducing .226/.261/.250 to go along with five RBI.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 10:26:00 PM

Mike Aviles (wrist) had one hit in four at-bats in his return to action Thursday.

Aviles departed Wednesday's game with a left wrist injury but wound up not missing any time. He's batting just .227/.266/.253 for the Tigers this season.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 08:24:00 AM

Mike Aviles left Tuesday's game against the White Sox with an apparent wrist injury.

Aviles appeared to hurt his left wrist while diving for a hit by Jose Abreu in the eighth inning. He stayed in the game but Cameron Maybin pinch-hit for him in the next half frame. Aviles had a very tough night in the field (two errors) but made up for it by contributing a pair of hits. Andrew Romine replaced Aviles at third base in the ninth inning.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 12:02:00 AM

Mike Aviles hit a three-run homer Monday in the Tigers' drubbing of the Mets.

Aviles is a fringe 25th man these days, since he's not really an asset defensively in the infield and he hasn't hit in a couple of years. Still, the Tigers pretty much guaranteed him a job by giving him $2 million in December. He's 4-for-20 this spring.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 05:13:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the one-year contract between the Tigers and Mike Aviles is for $2 million.

Aviles can also earn an additional $300,000 in incentives. The veteran utilityman provides much-needed versatility to the Tigers' bench with his ability to play four different infield positions as well as either corner outfield spot.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 01:52:00 PM

Tigers signed INF/OF Mike Aviles to a one-year contract.

Financial terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. ESPN's Buster Olney reported earlier in the afternoon that the two sides had reached an accord. Aviles will bring versatility to the Tigers bench with the ability to play six different positions.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 10:01:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Tigers have reached an agreement with Mike Aviles.

There's no word yet on the terms of the contract, but it's presumably a major league deal. Aviles, who will turn 35 in March, hit only .231/.282/.317 for the Indians last season but played six different positions. He'll give manager Brad Ausmus a lot of versatility.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
3Chad Wallach
4Bryan Holaday
1B1Justin Bour
2Scott Van Slyke
3Jonathan Rodriguez
2B1Starlin Castro
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3Yadiel Rivera
4Cristhian Adames
3B1Brian Anderson
LF1Martin Prado
CF1Christian Yelich
2Braxton Lee
3Magneuris Sierra
RF1Derek Dietrich
2J.B. Shuck
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dan Straily
2Jose Urena
3Adam Conley
4Justin Nicolino
5Dillon Peters
6Chris O'Grady
7Caleb Smith
8Merandy Gonzalez
9Elieser Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Junichi Tazawa
4Drew Steckenrider
5Nick Wittgren
6Jarlin Garcia
7Brian Ellington
8Odrisamer Despaigne
9Wei-Yin Chen
10Miguel Del Pozo
11Drew Rucinski
12Brett Graves
13Alex Wimmers