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Mike Aviles | Shortstop

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 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. Jul 2 - 3:45 PM

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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.
May 21 - 11:16 PM

Indians activated INF/OF Mike Aviles from the bereavement list.

He was away from the club for a few days, unfortunately, because his daughter was receiving treatment for leukemia. Aviles is hitting .288/.373/.462 with a couple homers this season.
May 18 - 4:37 PM

The Indians are expected to activate Mike Aviles (bereavement) from the disabled list on Monday.

He left the team while his daughter received treatment for leukemia. Aviles has started at four positions this year including left field, center field, shortstop and third base. The 34-year-old brings some versatility to the table but isn't much of a fantasy contributor.
May 16 - 6:24 PM

Mike Aviles' daughter is being treated for leukemia.

That is why he has been on the family medical emergency list since last Friday. Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that Aviles will be given all the time he needs.
May 13 - 5:17 PM

Mike Aviles (bereavement) could rejoin the Indians this weekend.

Aviles is dealing with an undisclosed family issue and manager Terry Francona said the club will give him all the time he needs. If he's not ready by this weekend, they can move him over to the restricted list.
May 13 - 4:00 PM

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

He'll be away for a few days while dealing with an undisclosed family issue. Zach Walters has replaced Aviles on the roster.
May 8 - 3:45 PM

Mike Aviles provided the Indians their only two runs with a home run in Monday's loss to the Royals.

Aviles hit a two-run home run off of Jason Vargas in the fifth inning to knot the game at 2-2. He finished 1-for-2 with a pair of walks along with the round-tripper. Aviles is batting .257/.366/.457 with two home runs and three RBI on the season but has come to the plate only 41 times. Despite his multi-position eligibility, Aviles doesn't have much fantasy value with his irregular playing time.
Apr 27 - 9:53 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Mike Aviles
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Swisher
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Nick Hagadone
6Zach McAllister
7Ryan Webb
8Josh Tomlin
9Jeff Manship