The Cubs are among the teams showing interest in Tigers catcher Alex Avila, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi.
Avila, who at 30 can also play first base, is having a breakout offensive campaign. Over 55 games this season, he’s hitting .321/.435/.597 with 11 home runs and 28 RBIs. It’s unlikely the Tigers have a high asking price for Avila, who is signed to just a one-year contract.
The Blue Jays are also interested in Avila, per Morosi.
Here’s the latest from around the National League Central:
- St. Louis decided to demote Aledmys Diaz, which means Paul DeJong could receive additional playing time.
- An umpire saved a woman’s life before a Pirates game. Check out the neat story here.
- Now that the Rays acquired Adeiny Hechavarria, they are probably not in a position to pursue Reds shortstop Zack Cozart.
- The Brewers placed Chase Anderson on the 10-day disabled list.
- Derek Norris doesn’t seem to be the solution to Chicago’s need for a veteran catcher.