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Alex Avila

by Jon Sumple | Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
| 229 baseball fanatics read this article

Detroit Tiger catcher Alex Avila took a foul tip into the neck on Monday and was back behind the plate 10 minutes later. (AP/Chris O'Meara)

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Stat sheet: Born with a baseball in hand ... threw ball to dad in delivery room ... left-handed. Played ball until elbow blowout in college ... no clue what to do next ... became a sports writer. Season-ticket holder with Florida Marlins from inaugural season until move to Seattle in 2009 ... learning to love the Mariners.

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