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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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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

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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

Alex Avila (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.

Avila was placed on the disabled list with a strained hamstring last week. It sounds like he's making good progress and should be available as soon as he's eligible to come off the disabled list. Dioner Navarro and Hector Sanchez have been filling in behind the plate.
Source: CSN Chicago
May 5 - 6:15 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday that Alex Avila (hamstring) is close to rehab games.

Avila has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 24 because of a right hamstring. It sounds like the catcher could be ready for activation early next week.
May 3 - 5:31 PM

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

Avila was injured during Saturday's game. Kevan Smith has assumed Avila's roster spot, and Dioner Navarro will handle the bulk of the catching duties.
Apr 24 - 11:05 AM

Alex Avila left Saturday's game against the Rangers with a hamstring injury.

Dioner Navarro replaced him behind the plate in the seventh inning. He'll be reevaluated Sunday though Avila expects to be placed on the disabled list. If Avila lands on the DL as expected, the White Sox would likely call up Kevan Smith from Triple-A Charlotte to take his place.
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 23 - 7:44 PM

Alex Avila is starting at catcher and batting eighth for the White Sox in Friday's game against the Rays.

Dioner Navarro and Avila have rotated the catching duties evenly in the early going this season. Avila has three hits in his first 17 at-bats.
Apr 15 - 2:53 PM

Alex Avila (back) will return to catching Tuesday.

Avila made an early exit from Saturday's game against the Reds because of some stiffness in his lower back, but he took swings on Monday and felt fine. He should be close to 100 percent for Opening Day.
Mar 28 - 2:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
3Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
SS1Tim Anderson
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Austin Jackson
2J.B. Shuck
RF1Adam Eaton
DH1Justin Morneau
2Avisail Garcia
3Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3James Shields
4Carlos Rodon
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Carson Fulmer
10Michael Ynoa
11Tommy Kahnle