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Well, this could make Thanksgiving awkward.

The Detroit Tigers pulled off a fairly big trade right before Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline, sending their closer, Justin Wilson, and catcher Alex Avila to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for a pair in infield prospects. It’s a great trade for Chicago because the fortify their bullpen with a lefty flame thrower, and pick up a solid back-up catcher in Avila, who is having his best season since 2011,¬†slashing .274/.394/.475 with 11 homers and 32 RBI.

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All of that’s secondary to this fact — Avila’s father traded him.

Al Avila, the general manager of the Detroit Tigers, is the one who pulled off the deal and sent his son packing.

Like I said, interesting conversation around Thanksgiving.

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