Veteran Alex Ávila, ‘the Titanium Catcher’, announces his retirement from MLB

Everything good has an end, ”said Washington Nationals wide receiver Alex Ávila., with a smile on Sunday. After 13 seasons in the Major Leagues, the veteran has decided that this year will be his last as an active player.

Avila wants to enjoy his retirement, spending more time with his family and giving his body rest after being behind the plate for more than 100 games per season. But he also doesn’t plan to stay away from baseball for that long. You can’t imagine it – the game is in your blood.

His father, Al Avila, is the general manager and executive vice president of the Tigres, where Alex was a catcher for eight years of his career. Alex’s godfather, the late Tommy Lasorda, was good friends with his grandfather, who was hired as an evaluator for the organization in 1970.

“I don’t know what my next stage will be,” Avila declared. “I am excited to see what opportunities present themselves. Be it with my father or elsewhere. I’ll just be happy to continue to be involved in something that has been a part of my entire life. “

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Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and am going for my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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