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By Christopher Ziza, Tigers Correspondent, Tue, Dec 2nd 10:44am EST

The Detroit Tigers have picked up the $5.4 million dollar option on catcher Alex Avila for the 2015 season. (Source: CBSSports)

Fantasy Impact: It looks like the Tigers will be leaning on Avila for one more season. Despite rumors that the Tigers were looking to deal the catcher, they have opted to pick up his contract, which will likely be his last with the organization. With Bryan Holaday backing Avila up and heralded prospect James McCann waiting in the wings, Detroit will likely have a new starting catcher come 2016. Avila holds no fantasy value except for in the deepest of leagues.