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Tigers ink Avila to one-year deal

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with catcher Alex Avila after agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with an option for 2015.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Over 102 games last season, the 27-year-old Avila batted .227 with 11 home runs and 47 runs batted in.

In five seasons, all with the Tigers, Avila has batted .254 with 51 homers and 222 RBI.

02/01 00:27:45 ET