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D-backs sign catcher Alex Avila to 2-year deal

PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks have signed free agent catcher Alex Avila to a two-year contract that multiple sources, including the Associated Press, have reported to be worth $ 8.25 million.

The 31-year-old Avila fills a roster spot vacated by catcher Chris Iannetta, who signed with Colorado after spending last season sharing the Arizona catching duties.

Last season, Avila hit .264 with 14 home runs and 49 RBI in 376 plate appearances with the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs. He started 70 games at catcher and 11 …
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