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Luis Avilan | Relief Pitcher | #70

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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White Sox and LHP Luis Avilan avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.45 million contract.
It was the second season of arbitration eligibility for the 28-year-old southpaw. He posted a stellar 2.93 ERA and 52/22 K/BB ratio over 46 innings with the Dodgers in 2017 while limiting left-handed hitters to a minuscule .195/.290/.280 triple slash. Jan 13 - 7:48 AM

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White Sox acquired LHP Luis Avilan from the Dodgers in a three-team trade.

The Dodgers are reportedly covering Avilan's salary. The 28-year-old compiled a 2.93 ERA and 52/22 K/BB ratio in 46 innings with Los Angeles in 2017. He held left-handed batters to a measly .195/.290/.280 batting line. Avilan could pitch in a set-up capacity assuming he stays in Chicago, but the club will surely be willing to listen to offers at some point this year.
Jan 4 - 9:13 PM

Luis Avilan felt good after throwing Thursday, but he probably won't be added to the Dodgers' roster for the NLCS.

A healthy Avilan would have made the Dodgers' postseason roster, but after three weeks off due to a sore shoulder, the team would be nervous about using him in close games. He hasn't pitched in a game since Sept. 21.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 08:54:00 PM

Luis Avilan (shoulder) threw a simulated game on Wednesday in hopes of being added to the NLCS roster.

Avilan hasn't been able to pitch in a live game for the Dodgers since September 21 because of a left shoulder injury. If there are no setbacks in the coming days, there's a chance the southpaw could be ready for the best-of-seven Championship Series versus either the Nationals or Cubs. Game 1 is scheduled for Saturday.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 09:00:00 PM

Luis Avilan will be unavailable for the NLDS due to a sore left shoulder.

Avilan hasn't pitched since September 21. It's possible he could be an option for the NLCS roster if the Dodgers advance.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 02:35:00 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Luis Avilan from the paternity leave list.

He'll rejoin his comrades in the Dodgers' bullpen on Friday. Avilan owns a 3.09 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 39/15 K/BB ratio across 32 innings out of the Dodgers' bullpen this season. He'll continue to operate in a middle relief role.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 06:51:00 PM

Luis Avilan is expected to be activated from the paternity leave list on Friday.

Avilan is away from the team celebrating the birth of his son, Sebastian Andres, who came into the world on Monday. He will rejoin the Dodgers in Los Angeles for their weekend series against the Padres.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 04:36:00 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Luis Avilan on the paternity leave list.

Avilan will be away from the club for the next couple of days. Brock Stewart is filling the vacancy in the Dodgers' bullpen.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 06:09:00 PM

Dodgers activated LHP Luis Avilan from the 10-day disabled list.

He needed slightly longer than the minimum 10 days to recover from left triceps soreness. The Dodgers will announce the corresponding move before Friday's 10:10 ET start against the Reds. Avilan has pitched to a 3.00 ERA with a 12.0 K/9 over 23 outings this year.
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Luis Avilan (triceps) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Avilan will pitch at OKC on Sunday and Tuesday and could then return to the Dodgers' bullpen. The lefty reliever has been on the disabled list since May 25 with soreness in his left triceps.
Sat, Jun 3, 2017 05:55:00 PM

Luis Avilan (triceps) will resume a throwing program Tuesday.

He expects to be sidelined longer than the minimum 10 days, however. Avilan was placed on the disabled list Thursday.
Sun, May 28, 2017 01:51:00 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Luis Avilan on the 10-day disabled list with left triceps soreness.

His roster spot will be absorbed by left-hander Adam Liberatore. Avilan leads the Dodgers with six holds but sports a lethargic 1.53 WHIP over 15 innings of work. He's the 20th Dodger to be placed on the DL this year.
Thu, May 25, 2017 09:31:00 PM

Dodgers and LHP Luis Avilan avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

He was eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. Avilan holds a career 2.98 ERA over parts of five seasons in the majors.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 02:14:00 PM

Dodgers recalled LHP Luis Avilan from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Avilan has posted a 5.40 ERA over 17 appearances with the Dodgers this season. He'll operate in middle relief for the final month.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 04:39:00 PM

Dodgers optioned LHP Luis Avilan to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

It's a little odd for him to be optioned with expanded rosters, but Avilan should be back soon. He's posted a 5.40 ERA over 17 appearances with the big club this season.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 09:09:00 AM

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