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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