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Tigers agree to one-year deal with catcher Avila

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The Canadian Press
1/31/2014 7:13:25 PM
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DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have avoided arbitration with Alex Avila by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with their No. 1 catcher.

The Tigers announced the agreement on Friday night.

Avila had a .227 batting average with 11 homers and 47 RBIs last season, hitting .303 after the All-Star break.

He has a .254 career average with 51 homers and 222 RBIs over 492 games and five seasons with the Tigers.

Avila's best season was 2011 when he was on the All-Star team and finished the season with a .295 average, 19 homers and 82 RBIs in 141 games -- all career highs -- in his second full year in the major leagues.

Alex Avila (Photo: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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