Report: Twins sign free agent catcher Alex Avila to one-year deal

Arizona Diamondbacks Alex Avila (right) is greeted at the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of their MLB interleague baseball game against the Blue Jays in Toronto, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/CP)

Another top-end catcher is off the MLB free agent board as Alex Avila has signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Twins worth $4.25 million, ESPN‘s Jeff Passan reports.

Avila, 32, played 63 games last season for the Arizona Diamondbacks, slashing .207/.353/.421 with nine home runs and 24 RBI.

The 11-year MLB veteran had a pair of stints on the injured list with ailments to his left calf and quadriceps.

He’s previously previously played with Detroit and both Chicago teams.

Other free agent names to get scooped up this off-season include Yasmani Grandal to the Chicago White Sox and Travis d’Arnaud to the Atlanta Braves.

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