Alex Avila RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cubs acquire reliever Justin Wilson, catcher Alex Avila in trade with Tigers

    ESPN "The Chicago Cubs have acquired Detroit Tigers closer Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila in exchange for minor league infielders Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes, according to a source familiar with the situation. The Cubs will be sending Detroit a player to be named later or cash as part of..." July 31

  • Cubs reportedly eyeing Tigers' Verlander, Avila

    CBS Sports "The reigning champion Cubs are presently a disappointing 42-40 on the season, but thanks to the surrounding mediocrity in the NL Central they're still very much in the race. They do, however, need roster improvements, and that's why they're expected to be an active buyer leading up to the July 31..." July 04

  • Cubs, Blue Jays interested in Tigers catcher Alex Avila

    Hardball Talk "Building on that stuff we were talking about yesterday regarding the sub-.500 Tigers possible selling off parts and rebuilding comes a report from Jon Morosi about Tigers catcher Alex Avila. Morosi says that Avila is A”on the radar” of teams looking for catching help, including the Cubs and Blue..." June 30

  • How did Tigers backup catcher Alex Avila become one of the best hitters around (for now)?

    Detroit Free Press "How did he do this? How did Alex Avila climb to the top of the major league standings? Why is he hitting the ball so well? Maybe, it’s because he is healthy. Maybe, it’s because he’s more aggressive. Maybe, it’s because he has a more consistent swing. Maybe, it’s because he’s spraying the..." May 22