Avila sits again because of back spasms

LAKELAND, Fla. — The Tigers will have most of their players back for Sunday’s workout.

Catcher Alex Avila is the only one who will not participate.

"I get back spasms a couple times a year," Avila said. "I’m going to take one more day."

The news is better for Bruce Rondon and Duane Below.

Rondon, who missed the last two days of workouts because he was not feeling well due to allergies, is ready to go.

"He gave me the thumbs up," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "I don’t know if he’ll throw live, probably depending how he feels.

"I’m assuming the stuffy head, the breathing might make it an issue if he starts throwing a bunch of pitches.

Below, who was supposed to throw Saturday but didn’t because of some elbow tenderness, said he was ready to go Sunday.