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Mike Aviles | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/13/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Aviles singled and hit a solo home run in three trips to the plate in Wednesday's 2-0 victory against the Astros.
Aviles provided some insurance with a solo home run in the eighth inning to make it 2-0. He got the start in left field as Michael Brantley was a late scratch due to lower back stiffness. Aviles will function in a super utility role for the Indians this season. Apr 8 - 10:59 PM

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Mike Aviles said Thursday that his right elbow is feeling improved.

Aviles has taken the past couple of days off due to elbow soreness, but he plans to go through a workout Thursday to test it. He should be back in action soon enough.
Mar 19 - 5:42 PM

Mike Aviles will be given the next few days off due to some minor arm soreness.

There doesn't seem to be much concern about it. Aviles is 7-for-18 (.389) so far in the Cactus League.
Mar 16 - 1:26 PM

Mike Aviles went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and an RBI as the Indians defeated the Cubs 7-4 in Cactus League play on Friday.

His RBI knock came off of Jason Motte in the fourth inning, increasing the Tribe's advantage to 6-1. He's off to a strong start this spring, hitting .389 (7-for-18) with a pair of RBI. He's slated to function in a super utility role for the Indians this season and could prove to be a useful option in AL-only formats.
Mar 13 - 7:36 PM

Indians exercised INF Mike Aviles' $3.5 million option for 2015.

It was reported a week ago that they planned to pick it up, and now it's official. Aviles hit just .247/.273/.343 this season, but he offers plenty of value with his ability to play all over the diamond.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 01:10:00 PM

The Indians are expected to exercise their 2015 option on Mike Aviles.

Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said a few weeks ago that he was undecided on Aviles and his $3.5 million option, but Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the team is leaning toward bringing him back. Aviles hit just .247/.273/.343 last season but appeared at six different positions and offers a veteran presence. The Indians don't officially have to make a decision on the 33-year-old until three days after the end of the World Series.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:05:00 PM

Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said last week that the team is undecided on whether it will pick up Mike Aviles' $3.5 million option for 2015.

They'll need to decide within three days after the World Series. "We'll go through our meetings and make sure we make the decision in time," Antonetti said. Aviles, 33, has hit just .250/.277/.356 over the last two seasons in Cleveland but adds value with his versatility. However, with top prospect Francisco Lindor nearly ready for a big league job, the Indians could slide Jose Ramirez into Aviles' utility role if they wish to save some money.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 09:34:00 AM

Mike Aviles (concussion) is available on Thursday.

Aviles has been on the shelf since the first day of September following a diving catch that left him dizzy and nauseous. He was cleared by Indians team doctors Wednesday morning and passed through MLB's concussion protocol. The 33-year-old utilityman is batting just .245/.270/.334 in 97 games this season.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 10:52:00 AM

Mike Aviles (concussion) was scheduled to take part in regular pre-game activities Tuesday.

Aviles has missed the last week with post-concussion issues, but it appears that he'll be available to play soon if he can avoid a setback. "He's doing much better," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "If you see him now, he looks like night and day. He feels it. He's starting to get antsy. He's pushing the trainers. That's all good signs. He was kind of cloudy there for a few days, man. It's what a concussion does."
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 08:30:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Thursday that Mike Aviles is dealing with concussion symptoms.

Aviles left Monday's game after he made a diving catch and felt light-headed and dizzy. He was initially cleared of a concussion, but his symptoms have gotten worse. There's no need to place him on the 7-day concussion disabled list now that rosters have expanded, but the Indians will follow MLB protocol before clearing him to return.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 04:26:00 PM

Mike Aviles (head) could be out of the lineup for a few more days.

Aviles was hurt during a diving catch on Monday and eventually left after feeling light-headed and dizzy. He's been cleared of a possible concussion but still isn't feeling 100 percent. "He's passed all the concussion tests, which is good," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "He still doesn't feel great. He's got the whiplash symptoms, so we'll keep him around here [Tuesday] to let the doc look at him again and then kind of go from there."
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 08:24:00 PM

Mike Aviles left Monday's game against the Tigers after three innings due to illness.

Aviles was feeling light-headed and dizzy, so the Indians decided to play it safe. He popped out to second base in his lone at-bat before exiting.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:53:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:57:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 12:04:00 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.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 12:30:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Brett Hayes
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Swisher
2Jerry Sands
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4T.J. House
5Danny Salazar
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Nick Hagadone
6Anthony Swarzak
7Zach McAllister
8Josh Tomlin