Aviles is hitting .222/.261/.395 this year, and has expressed his unhappiness at being a bench player. Yesterday, he said:
I'm not handling it great. I feel I've been an everyday player my whole career. And every time I play on an everyday basis, I've been able to produce when healthy. ... I'm not going to be handling it great because I don't feel it's justified.After a very good rookie season in 2008, he has not done much, though he could contribute against lefties (career .296/.343/.464), I suppose. Although he's 30, Aviles will be eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter
Volz was a ninth-round pick in 2009 and was pitching in Salem (High-A) this summer.