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Alex Avila

Avila in 2013
Minnesota Twins — No. 16
Born: January 29, 1987 (1987-01-29) (age 33)
Hialeah, Florida, U.S.
Bats: Left Throws: Right 
MLB debut
August 6, 2009 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting average     .240
Home runs     73
Runs batted in     293
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (2011)
  • Silver Slugger Award (2011)

Alexander Thomas "Alex" Avila (born January 29, 1987) is an American professional baseball player. He plays catcher for the Minnesota Twins. He has also played for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and Detroit Tigers. He is 5' 11" tall and weighs 210 pounds. Avila was born in Hialeah, Florida.

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