Alex Aliva Finds Himself in a Tough Spot

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila finds himself is in a rather unique situation.  His father, Al Avila, became the general manager of the Tigers earlier this year.  And while they both represent the Tigers organization, it could be a tough situation at the end of this season when Alex’s contract is up for renewal, and his father must decide whether to retain his son on the Tigers’ roster.   It could make for a rather awkward situation.

Alex was surprised by the appointment of his father as the GM, as his father had not given him advanced information about the promotion.

Al Avila is the first-Cuban born general manager in baseball.  His father, Rafael, was a long-time scouting executive for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Read more about the Avila family at several links below:

http://www.themorningsun.com/sports/20150804/new-tigers-gm-al-avila-on-awkward-situation-with-son-alex-it-is-a-unique-situation-and-sometimes-it-runs-its-course

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article30002193.html

http://www.elkharttruth.com/sports/major-league-baseball/detroit-tigers/2015/08/05/Tigers-Alex-Avila-had-no-idea-dad-was-getting-promoted.print

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/columnists/jeff-seidel/2015/08/08/al-avila-general-manager-seidel/31346539/

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