The Detroit Tigers have announced the firing of their executive vice president and general manager Al Avila.
« When I decided to make a change, I sat down with Al and thanked him for his 22 years of service to our organization, » said team president Christopher Ilitch. in a press release.
The Detroit Tigers today announced they have parted ways with Executive Vice President and General Manager Al Avila, effective immediately. pic.twitter.com/i8f6guLNXa
— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) August 10, 2022
“I want our team to progress and get back to being a winning formation. I’m excited to find a talented individual who will bring so much to our organization. The people of Detroit and Michigan deserve to have a winning team. »
Avila joined the Tigers organization in 2002 as an assistant general manager. He was appointed CEO by Ilitch in August 2015 after the departure of Dave Dombroswki.
“For 22 years, I gave my all to this city and this organization and I want to thank the Ilitch family for all the opportunities. To Tigers fans, you are the best and you deserve a team that will aspire to top honors. The future of this team will be bright,” Avila said in the release.
Under his watch, the Tigers never made the playoffs. Detroit’s last playoff appearance was in 2014.
This season, the Tigers have a disappointing 43-68 record and languish in last place in the American Central Division.