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Alex Avila | Catcher | #31

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (0) / DET
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Tigers general manager Al Avila said Tuesday that he would consider his son, Alex Avila, as the club looks for a backup catcher this winter.
The Tigers were set behind the plate last offseason, so Avila left for a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the White Sox. The 29-year-old appeared in 57 games this season while batting .213 with seven homers and a .732 OPS in 209 plate appearances. Avila was originally drafted by the Tigers back in 2008 and spent the first seven seasons of his career with the club. James McCann is now the primary catcher in Detroit. Oct 18 - 1:50 PM

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Alex Avila slugged a game-tying home run in the seventh inning of Monday's extra-innings loss to the Tigers.

He got former batterymate Justin Verlander for the second time in the last week, lifting an opposite-field shot over the left-center field wall to knot things up in the seventh. Avila has homered three times in six games since returning from the disabled list, as he suddenly looks like an option in two-catcher leagues again.
Sep 5 - 8:20 PM

White Sox activated C Alex Avila from the 15-day disabled list.

Avila had been sidelined since July 6 with a right hamstring strain. With Dioner Navarro shipped out to Toronto on Friday, Avila should see the bulk of the action behind the plate for the White Sox over the final five-plus weeks of the regular season.
Aug 26 - 7:10 PM

Alex Avila (hamstring) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Charlotte.

And he figures to return to the White Sox active roster by the end of this week, assuming he can avoid a physical setback. Avila initially landed on the disabled list July 6 with a right hamstring strain and then reaggravated the injury a few weeks later.
Aug 22 - 1:41 PM

Alex Avila (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment next week.

Avila aggravated his right hamstring injury while on a rehab assignment late last month but apparently has finally made some progress. He'd appear to be on track to be activated September 1 if he can avoid more speed bumps.
Aug 19 - 8:59 AM

Alex Avila (hamstring) is still unable to run well enough to be cleared to return.

Avila aggravated his right hamstring injury while on a rehab assignment two weeks ago, so the White Sox are taking things slowly with him. He figures to miss most, if not all, of August.
Aug 5 - 9:33 AM

Alex Avila (hamstring) is expected to miss around four weeks.

Avila was expected to rejoin the White Sox this week, but he aggravated his recent hamstring injury while on his minor league rehab assignment. Dioner Navarro and Omar Narvaez will continue to handle catching duties for now.
Jul 21 - 5:36 PM

Alex Avila (hamstring) is being reevaluated by the White Sox after he pulled himself from Tuesday's rehab game.

Avila was closing in on a potential Thursday return to the big league club, but that has been thrown into question after he was forced out of his rehab showing on Tuesday. The 29-year-old backstop was placed on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain on July 6. The White Sox will update his status on Thursday.
Jul 20 - 4:14 PM

Alex Avila (hamstring) might not be ready to return Thursday.

That had been the target date, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura told the media Wednesday that Avila pulled himself from a rehab game Tuesday night. There should be a status update at some point Wednesday evening.
Jul 20 - 2:29 PM

Alex Avila (hamstring) is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday, the first day he's eligible.

He'll begin a short rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte on Monday. Avila has batted .236/.362/.358 for the White Sox this season.
Jul 17 - 1:44 PM

The White Sox are hopeful that Alex Avila (hamstring) will be able to return from the disabled list against the Tigers on July 21.

Avila suffered a right hamstring strain on Tuesday. He might only spend the minimum 15 days on the disabled list, though, at least if things play out as the White Sox would desire. We should have a more clear idea of Avila's health and progress as he becomes further removed from the initial hammy injury.
Jul 6 - 8:03 PM

White Sox placed C Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

Avila suffered the injury on Tuesday night. It's not the worst timing, as the All-Star break will eat up some his 15-day stint. Omar Narvaez has been called up from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move to provide depth at catcher for Chicago.
Jul 6 - 2:08 PM

Alex Avila left Tuesday's game against the Yankees with a right hamstring strain.

He will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. Fantasy owners should expect to be without the veteran backstop for a couple of days.
Jul 5 - 10:11 PM

Alex Avila had his way with Ian Kennedy on Friday, blasting two home runs in a rare display of hitting talent for the veteran catcher.

These were Avila's first taters of the season. Perhaps this game will lead to increased playing time for the former Tiger. Avila had one excellent season many moons ago in 2011, but since then he has not been worthy of starting in fantasy lineups.
Jun 11 - 1:28 AM

White Sox activated C Alex Avila from the 15-day disabled list.

Avila missed exactly 15 days with a right hamstring strain. His return Monday pushed Hector Sanchez off Chicago's roster entirely, so it'll be a return to the Avila and Dioner Navarro platoon. Avila, 29, was hitting .214/.333/.250 through his first 33 plate appearances.
May 9 - 1:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Carlos Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
2Yoan Moncada
LF1Melky Cabrera
2Jason Coats
CF1Adam Eaton
2Charlie Tilson
3Adam Engel
4Jacob May
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Rymer Liriano
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Michael Ynoa
5Jake Petricka
6Dan Jennings
7Tommy Kahnle
8Chris Beck
9Juan Minaya
10Blake Smith
11Giovanni Soto
12Brad Goldberg