I find it odd that Avila will be catching for Porcello every outing, as I would have thought that Leyland would want a veteran to handle Porcello. However, if Avila turns out to be a consistently good hitter, this makes a lot of sense, because Laird hasn't exactly been an offensive force this season, and Porcello and Galarraga are clearly the most likely candidates to give up a bunch of runs.
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."