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Al Avila fired as vice president, general manager of Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers fired longtime general manager Al Avila on Wednesday as the team struggled mightily in a year in which it guaranteed nearly a quarter-billion dollars in free agency to bolster its efforts to contend. Avila, 64, had spent more than two decades with the organization, including the past...
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Tigers GM Al Avila fired after 7 years, no playoffs

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers’ disappointing season cost Al Avila his job. Avila was fired as Detroit’s general manager on Wednesday, ending a seven-year tenure without a playoff appearance. “I wish the results would have been better this season,” Avila said in a statement released by the team. “But know there is a lot to look forward to in the coming years.” Owner Chris Ilitch announced the move with his team mired in another disappointing season. Detroit entered Wednesday at 43-68, last in the AL Central.
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Tigers part ways with GM Al Avila

DETROIT -- The Tigers on Wednesday parted ways with vice president/general manager Al Avila, who led the team through a difficult rebuild but paid the price for a disappointing 2022 season. Sam Menzin, vice president and assistant GM, will continue as the day-to-day point of contact for the baseball operations department, the club announced.
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The Detroit Tigers fire general manager Al Avila amid disappointing season

The Detroit Tigers have made a significant change at the top of their organization amid a disappointing season. The Tigers announced Wednesday that they have fired general manager Al Avila after seven years at the helm. Owner Christopher Ilitch said he would lead the search for a new GM, with assistant GM Sam Menzin taking over the role in the interim.
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Tigers fire longtime GM Al Avila amid disappointing season

The Detroit Tigers have made a significant change at the top of their organization amid a disappointing season. The Tigers announced Wednesday that they have fired general manager Al Avila after seven years at the helm. Owner Christopher Ilitch said he would lead the search for a new GM, with assistant GM Sam Menzin taking over the role in the interim.
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The Detroit Tigers fire general manager Al Avila

Well the time has finally come. After seven years, Executive Vice-President of Baseball Operations and General Manager, Al Avila, has been fired by the Detroit Tigers. We had an inkling this was coming, but it’s still surprising to see that Team President Chris Ilitch has decided to make the move. The Tigers announced the move themselves on Wednesday afternoon.
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Tigers fire GM Al Avila amid dreadful season

The Detroit Tigers have fired Al Avila after eight seasons as general manager. The Tigers were set up for an improvement after a 2021 season that saw them finish 77-85 in third place in the AL Central with some promise. They signed shortstop Javier Baez and pitchers Eduardo Rodriguez, Andrew...
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Tigers Fire GM & Executive VP Al Avila

The Detroit Tigers organization is going in another direction as they are on their way to yet another sub-.500 season. Al Avila will no longer have the reins in Detroit after the club announced the decision on their official Public Relations Twitter page this afternoon. Team president and CEO Christopher...
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Detroit Tigers part ways with general manager

DETROIT, Mich. (WNEM) - The Detroit Tigers announced on Wednesday they have parted ways with General Manager and Executive Vice President Al Avila. “Once I decided to make a change, I sat down with Al and thanked him for his nearly 22 years of service to our organization,” Detroit Tigers Chairman and CEO Christopher Ilitch said in a statement. “Al’s loyalty and dedication has served as an example to all during his time as a leader in our baseball operations department.
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