https://www.mlb.com/news/alex-avila-d-backs-agree-to-deal/c-265590516 The D-backs have agreed to terms on a contract with free-agent catcher Alex Avila, pending a physical, a baseball source confirmed Tuesday. The club has not confirmed the deal. Avila would give the D-backs a much-needed boost behind the plate following the loss of Chris Iannetta to free agency. The 31-year-old Avila began last season with the Tigers before being traded to the Cubs just prior to the non-waiver Trade Deadline. He slashed a combined .264/.387/.447. Over nine big league seasons, Avila has compiled an OPS of .752.