The Detroit Tigershave been using veteran Brayan Pena a little more as their starting catcher with Alex Avila struggling to the tune of a .175/.261/.286 triple-slash. Avila had a big 2011, but took a dive a year ago, particularly in the batting average and slugging percentage departments.
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