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FILE - In this July 14, 2017, file photo, Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila singles during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in Detroit. The rolling Chicago Cubs got a big lift Monday, July 31, 2017, when they acquired reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila in a trade with the Detroit Tigers, bolstering their chance for another long playoff run. Avila is having one of the best seasons of his career at the plate. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

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Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila (31) crosses the plate past Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez to score during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, July 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila, right, is congratulated by Tyler Collins after Avila hit a two-run home run, scoring Colins, off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 14, 2017, in Cleveland.. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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FILE - In this June 25, 2016, file photo, Chicago White Sox's Alex Avila hits a solo home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Chicago. Avila, who had spent his whole big league career with the Tigers before joining the Chicago White Sox before last season, is now back with Detroit. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre beats the tag of Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila during the third inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Robbie Ray, left foreground, is relieved by manager Brad Ausmu, center, as catcher Alex Avila looks on, during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Detroit, Thursday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre beats the tag of Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila during the third inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila hits a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin in the 13th inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Detroit Tigers' Rajai Davis (20) celebrates as teammate Victor Martinez heads for the dugout after scoring on a ball hit by Alex Avila in the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)