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Alex Avila Sets His Last Name Straight

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For once and all, is it AH-vee-lah or a-VEE-la?

Tigers catcher Alex Avila has been with the team for four seasons, and still, people mispronounce his last name.

Own our Alan Lee prefers the more traditional 'AH-vee-lah' as opposed to the 'a-VEE-la' pronunciation used on broadcasts.

The issue isn't a new one for Avila, the second generation Cuban-American whose father is the team's assistant general manger. He admits he doesn't mind his name pronounced either way, but when it comes down to it, Alan's method is correct. "That's the way it's supposed to be announced," says Avila.

Click the video player to watch Alex give props to Alan before Tuesday's game against the Kansas City Royals.

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