Dbacks sign catcher Alex Avila

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    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.
     
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    Better offensively than defensively, but we have two other Catchers who fill the role.
     
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