Report: Tigers’ GM outbid for own son in free agency

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The holidays might be a little bit awkward this year for the Avila family. Catcher Alex Avila, who signed with the Minnesota Twins on Friday, might have some questions for his Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila didn’t offer his son more money in free agency.

According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Tigers pursued Avila this offseason for a potential reunion, but they reportedly offered him less than the Twins’ one-year, $4.25 million deal.

Of course, the realities of professional baseball are nothing new to this family. Al traded his son to the Chicago Cubs during the 2017 season.

While Al might have made a low offer, Alex certainly will end up happy before he sees his father for the holidays. He now gets to play for one of the best teams in the AL, face the Tigers regularly and will make more money in the process.