Alex Avila 13 | Catcher

Detroit Tigers

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Wed. Sep 24, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Avila is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox. Impact: Avila returned from a head injury Monday to start consecutive games behind the plate for the Tigers, during which he batted 1-for-8 with five strikeouts. It seems like he's fully recovered from the head injury in advance of the postseason, but manager Brad Ausmus could opt to rest him a couple more times as the regular season winds down. Bryan Holaday will catch for Justin Verlander on Wednesday.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 22, 2014
News: Avila (head) is back in the lineup Monday against the White Sox, The Oakland Press reports. Impact: Avila hasn't played in the team's last six games after taking a ball to the mask last weekend. He was experiencing concussion-like symptoms over the past week but has been officially cleared by Major League Baseball to return to action. He'll be behind the plate and bat seventh against White Sox starter Chris Bassitt.(RotoWire, )
Sep 21, 2014
News: Avila (head) completed a simulated game and took batting practice Sunday, reports. Impact: Avila continues to deal with concussion-like symptoms after taking a ball off the mask last weekend. He said he felt good after Sunday's activities, but an official decision regarding his status won't be made until Monday.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Sep 21, 2014
News: Avila has not played since Sept. 14 because of a concussion but could be available Monday if he feels fine and passes concussion clearance tests. Impact: Avila is hitting .223 with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs. (STATS, 2:36pm)
Sep 21, 2014
News: Avila (head) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals. Impact: It's not clear if Avila took batting practice Sunday as scheduled, but he will remain sidelined for at least another day. Bryan Holaday will get the start behind the plate Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 20, 2014
News: Avila (head) will likely take batting practice before Sunday's game, Chris Lott of reports. Impact: A return date for Avila is still up in the air, but being able to take batting practice is a step in the right direction. On top of this, he managed to get through a workout Saturday. As a result, Avila likely won't stay in the dugout for much longer.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 20, 2014
News: Avila (head) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Royals, Jason Beck of reports. Impact: Manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged concern Thursday, after Avila felt "disoriented" while taking some swings with the bat. The Tigers figure to take extra precaution with Avila, who has a history of concussion issues, putting a possible return date completely up in the air. Bryan Holaday will start behind the plate Saturday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Avila (head) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Royals. Impact: Little has been reported in terms of Avila's progress in the days since he was hit on the facemask by a foul ball, but he's now set to miss a fourth straight start. James McCann will get the nod behind the plate Friday, while Avila's status for the remainder of the weekend is uncertain.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Avila remained sidelined by concussion-like symptoms Friday, and manager Brad Ausmus was uncertain when the veteran backstop will be able to return to the lineup. Impact: Rookie catcher James McCann started in Avila's place as Detroit began a crucial three-game series against the Royals, who were a half-game back in the AL Central. Avila took a foul ball off his mask two weeks ago in Cleveland and didn't catch the next four games. He then left Sunday's game against the Indians with some light-headedness. (STATS, 6:18pm)
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Avila (head) felt "disoriented" after taking some swings Thursday, according to manager Brad Ausmus, Chris Iott of reports. Impact: Concern is mounting in regard to Avila, who will sit Friday for a fourth straight game and for the eighth time this month. Avila took yet another foul ball off his facemask last Sunday, and a possible return date will remain up in the air until his symptoms subside. The 27-year-old has dealt with concussions each of the past three seasons, but the team still has not labeled his current injury a concussion.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 17, 2014
News: Avila (head) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins, Jason Beck of reports. Impact: Avila is now set to miss a third straight start, after taking a foul ball off his facemask during Sunday's finale against Cleveland. The team said he was just dealing with some lightheadedness and still has not given any indication that he could be dealing with a concussion, so a return following Thursday's off day seems entirely possible. Bryan Holaday draws another start in his absence.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 16, 2014
News: Avila (head) is out of the lineup again Tuesday against the Twins, Jason Beck of reports. Impact: Another foul ball off Avila's facemask Sunday resulted in some lightheadedness and his early exit from the game, and he's now set to miss a second straight start. The same thing happened to Avila earlier this month, but he missed just three games then, and it doesn't sound like he's in danger of missing extended time due to his latest setback. Bryan Holaday will start behind the plate Tuesday.(RotoWire, )
Alex Avila
2014 Season
Ht: 5' 11"  Wt: 210  Age: 27
Bats: L  Throws: R
Born: 1/29/1987, Hialeah, Florida
College: Alabama
Debut: 2009
Salary: $4,150,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury