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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    So far he SUCKS!!
     
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    Our catcher situation is terrible. Mathis is an offensive liability. Avila is just a liability. Not sure about John Ryan Murphy.

    Says a lot about what the managers think by having three catchers on the 25-man roster
     
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    I would much rather be seeing Murphy out there than Avila. Last night we were talking about how slow and lackadaisical he seems out there, then BB said his nickname in the clubhouse is literally; "slow-mo"
     
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    Hazen's first big miss - not re-signing Iannetta
     
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    No idea why they didn't? He made the most sense between all 3 catchers last year and do the most on offense. I really hated seeing him in a Rookies jersey.
     
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    Unless he was dead set on going back to Colorado
     
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    I tweeted Nick Piecoro on this:


     
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    Realmuto would have been a nice upgrade. Murphy and Mathis should get all the starts for now.
     
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    Murphy has had a nice game at the plate today. Much better than what Avila has been. Why has Avila been batting in the 5th spot anyway?
     

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