Teams are interested in Mike Aviles. Cleveland won’t trade him. For a very, very good reason.

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Baseball is just a game. It’s great when people realize that. Often times it’s the players and teams and officials inside the game who realize that well before fans do.

Aviles has taken a couple of different stints on the medical leave list to be with Adriana this season, to attend medical visits and procedures and the like. As we’ve so often read, being traded when everything else is going great is already trying enough for ballplayers and their families. It’d be hard to imagine dealing with it while your child was battling cancer.

Kudos to the Indians for thinking of the people who work for them first before they think of the work.