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Luis Avilan | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Mark Bowman of reports the Braves have discussed LHP Luis Avilan with other teams.
The southpaw struggled to a 4.57 ERA over 43 1/3 innings this past season, but he still owns a 2.56 ERA for his career and won't be eligible for arbitration until 2016. If the 25-year-old Avilan is available, he'll surely draw some interest on the trade market. Wed, Dec 24, 2014 08:44:00 PM

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Braves recalled RHP Luis Avilan from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Avilan has posted an underwhelming 4.85 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, and 18/15 K/BB ratio in 29 2/3 innings this season out of the Braves' bullpen. He will pitch in middle relief.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 09:17:00 AM

Braves optioned RHP Luis Avilan to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The 25-year-old owns a 4.85 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 18/15 K/BB ratio over 29 2/3 innings with the Braves this season. He'll try to right the ship in the minor leagues before returning later in the season.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 01:47:00 PM

Luis Avilan notched his third win in relief despite giving up five runs in the eighth Monday against the Phillies.

If you made Avilan a $1 pick in your NL-only league, be thankful for the wins, but drop him as soon as you can. He's just not the same guy who was so effective in a setup role last year.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 11:28:00 PM

Luis Avilan returned to action Thursday and allowed a run in two-thirds of an inning.

Avilan left Tuesday's game with a left hamstring cramp.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 11:22:00 PM

Luis Avilan (hamstring) expects to be available to pitch Wednesday.

Avilan has a left hamstring issue, but it's just a cramp and he says it's no big deal. The left-hander is unscored upon in his four plate appearances this season.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 11:07:00 PM

Luis Avilan has been diagnosed with a left hamstring cramp.

Avilan was injured when he got out of the way of a broken bat during Tuesday's game. If he does indeed just have a cramp, he could avoid the disabled list. However, Avilan also dealt with left hamstring issues last season and during spring training.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 09:54:00 PM

Luis Avilan left Tuesday's game against the Mets with an apparent injury.

Avilan tweaked something as he got out of the way of a broken bat. He limped off the field and was seen later limping in the clubhouse. The Braves losing the left-handed reliever would be a big blow to their bullpen.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 09:35:00 PM

Luis Avilan pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings Wednesday to maintain his perfect spring ERA.

Avilan has yet to allow a run in 6 2/3 innings this spring. The left-hander should again be one of the NL's best middle relievers/setup men this year.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 05:10:00 PM

Luis Avilan (hamstring) could be available on Saturday.

Avilan hasn't pitched in a couple of days because of mild left hamstring soreness. It was never a big concern.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 05:01:00 PM

Luis Avilan (hamstring) jogged and threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

He had no issues with his left hamstring. It looked bad when Avilan was injured on Tuesday, but it looks like he'll avoid the DL. Consider him day-to-day.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 03:57:00 PM

Luis Avilan had issues with his left hamstring while jogging before Thursday's game.

The Braves will wait at least three more days before making a decision on whether to play Avilan, who hurt the hamstring on Tuesday, on the disabled list. For what it's worth, Avilan says he feels "so much better" than he did when he was initially injured.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 08:51:00 PM

Luis Avilan (hamstring) does not think that he will require a trip to the disabled list.

Avilan left Tuesday's game with a left hamstring injury, but he believes it was only a cramp. The Braves have yet to make a decision on his status.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 10:56:00 AM

Luis Avilan left Tuesday's game against the Royals with a left hamstring injury.

Avilan suffered the injury in the ninth inning while throwing a pitch. He immediately fell to the ground in a ton of pain and had to be carted off. A trip to the disabled list is forthcoming.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 09:55:00 PM

Luis Avilan was charged with three runs in his inning Thursday versus the Nationals.

Avilan should make the Braves if they carry their seven best relievers, but they choose to keep out-of-options righty Anthony Varvaro and send down either Avilan or Cody Gearrin. If they go that route, Avilan is in serious danger, given that he's currently sporting a 5.79 ERA and Gearrin is at 2.00.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 12:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Ryan Lavarnway
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Chris Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eury Perez
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Williams Perez
6Matt Wisler
7Manny Banuelos
8Bronson Arroyo
9Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Luis Avilan
4Jason Frasor
5Ross Detwiler
6Andrew McKirahan
7Josh Outman
8Brandon Cunniff
9Chris Withrow
10Jason Grilli
11Shae Simmons