Live stream: Chris Ilitch speaks to media after Tigers fire GM Al Avila

Detroit Tigers owner Chris Ilitch is addressing the media after the team announced the firing of general manager Al Avila.

Chris Ilitch is expected to speak to reporters around 5:15 p.m. from Comerica Park. Watch live in the video player above.

Avila’s firing comes as the Tigers traipse toward another losing season. Even though Avila and Ilitch both declared the rebuild “over” this offseason, the team has fallen 25 games below .500 and owns the third-worst record in the league.

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