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Saturday, July 4, 2015

VIDEO: Watch Alex Avila dive into the stands to catch a foul ball

Alex Avila has played at first base before — mostly as an underclassman in college — but very little as a professional.

"It’s a little different, because I hadn’t played there regularly since college. There’s a different aspect, there’s a different angle to field. You’re more used to looking at everybody," he said before Saturday's game.

"Obviously, there’s different fundamentals to go along with that, which I have the basics of. I’m not going to be amazing over there, by any means. I’m going to be adequate."
He looked like an old pro on this play in his first career big-league start at first, robbing Toronto's Russell Martin with a catch on a foul ball in the fourth inning.

Watch the video here:


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