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Mike Aviles | Outfielder | #14

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/13/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Concordia College (NY)
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 7 (0) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jun 21 - 10:26 PM

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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.
Jun 17 - 8:24 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.
Jun 15 - 12:02 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.
Mar 14 - 5:13 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

Mike Aviles went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Aviles contributed an RBI single in the fifth inning and doubled ahead of Michael Brantley's two-run homer in the eighth. It was a rare bright spot for the part-time player, who had just five hits in his previous nine games. Aviles is batting .230/.280/.325 overall.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 01:08:00 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona revealed Saturday that Mike Aviles has been playing through a left wrist injury.

It's not a surprise to hear that Aviles has been playing hurt, as he's hit just .143/.176/.163 since the All-Star break. "He got an injection in the wrist about 10 days ago," said Francona. "You can see a little more life in his swing now."
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 09:39:00 AM

Mike Aviles went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Friday's win over the Twins.

Aviles singled home a run in the fourth inning and doubled in another in the sixth. The utility infielder is hitting .229/.282/.314 with four homers, 12 RBI and a pair of steals over 211 at-bats. Obviously, there's no fantasy play here.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 12:22:00 AM

Mike Aviles is drawing interest on the trade market but the Indians will not move him while his daughter battles leukemia, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Aviles' daughter Adriana is being treated at the Cleveland Clinic, one of the best hospitals in the world. The 34-year-old utilityman has already spent two different stints on the family medical emergency list this season and the Indians want to continue providing him that flexibility. Props to the Tribe.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Indians activated UTIL Mike Aviles from the family medical emergency list.

Aviles was excused from the Tribe a few days before the start of the All-Star break to be with his daughter, who's being treated for leukemia. The 34-year-old utilityman is batting .250/.307/.354 in 54 games this season.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 01:29:00 PM

Indians placed INF/OF Mike Aviles on the family medical emergency list.

Aviles' daughter is being treated for leukemia and Indians manager Terry Francona has said previously that Aviles will be given all the time he needs to be with her. Our hearts and thoughts are with the family. Meanwhile, on the field, the Indians recalled Jose Ramirez to fill in while Aviles is away.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 03:27:00 PM

Mike Aviles hit a go-ahead solo home run in the 10th inning on Thursday, helping to propel the Indians to a 5-4 win over the Rays.

Aviles homered off of Xavier Cedeno to lead off the 10th inning. His run would stand as the difference in the eventual 5-4 win. Across 153 at-bats, the veteran infielder has smacked four home runs and is hitting .256/.312/.365. Aviles is who he is as a player and there's no fantasy upside here.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 03:45:00 PM

Mike Aviles went 4-for-5 and homered against the White Sox in Thursday's win.

Aviles is batting a cool .323 with three homers in 65 at-bats while primarily being used against lefties. It'd be nice if he were better at shortstop and more of an option over Jose Ramirez there, but as a platoon partner for Lonnie Chisenhall at third base, he's getting the job done.
Thu, May 21, 2015 11:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Mike Aviles
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
2Tyler Collins
CF1Cameron Maybin
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
5Daniel Norris
6Matt Boyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Anibal Sanchez
8Dustin Molleken
9Kyle Ryan
10Bruce Rondon