Former Royal, current Detroit Tiger Mike Aviles says his daughter is cancer-free

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LAKELAND, Fla. — Former Royals and current Detroit Tigers infielder Mike Aviles says his daughter is cancer-free.

Aviles told reporters at spring training Thursday that 5-year-old daughter Adriana has been recovering from a bone marrow transplant in December. She was diagnosed with leukemia last year.

The 34-year-old Aviles is starting his first season with the Tigers. He signed a one-year contract with them this offseason after three years with the Cleveland Indians.

Aviles played for the Royals from 2008-2011.

Several Cleveland players, coaches and front office employees, including owner Paul Dolan, shaved their heads in support of Aviles’ family last season.