The longtime Tiger spent 2016 in Chicago, where he logged a 1.1 WAR, a .160 ISO and a 104 w RC in 57 games for the White Sox.What’s more, the veteran posted a .359 on-base percentage while smacking seven home runs.So far, the 26-year-old has reached Double-A, where he has spent the last two seasons.

Over the span of 91 contests last season, the backstop hit .293 with a .424 slugging percentage.

He also added 43 RBI, 34 runs scored, 15 doubles, seven home runs, three triples and a stolen bases.

He’s also added 56 RBI, 42 runs scored, 23 doubles, seven home runs and two triples.

on Motor City Bengals’ list of the top Detroit Tigers players, could have conceivably been the franchise’s third catcher this year.

Considering he was Detroit’s lone Major League signing, Avila will probably open the season as Mc Cann’s backup.

However, he isn’t the only reserve catching option the Tigers have in camp.

In addition to Avila, here Detroit’s other reserve backstops.

Sep 7, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners catcher John Hicks (6) throws to first for an out in the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports A former fourth-round pick of the Seattle Mariners in 2011, Hicks was claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Twins late last April.

The former third-round pick threw out 33% of base runners last season, including nabbing 44% of would-be base stealers at the Double-A level.

A minor league veteran with five years of experience at Triple-A, Gonzalez has been serving as a depth option for Detroit dating back to the 2015 season.

Austin Green will head to Major League Spring Training with Detroit for the third consecutive season in 2017.