Tigers reach deal with veteran infielder Aviles

Tigers reach deal with veteran infielder Aviles

The Tigers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with infielder Mike Aviles.  

The 34-year-old Aviles has spent the past three seasons with the Indians. He hit .231 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 98 games last season.

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Aviles was placed on the family medical emergency list during the 2015 season after his daughter Adriana was diagnosed with leukemia in May.

The eight-year veteran has also played with the Royals and Red Sox.

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.