Alex Avila 13 | Catcher

Detroit Tigers

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Wed. Sep 17, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Avila (head) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins, Jason Beck of MLB.com 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 MLB.com 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, )
Mon. Sep 15, 2014
News: Avila (head) is not in the lineup Monday against the Twins, MLive Media Group reports. Impact: Avila took a ball off the mask Sunday against Kansas City and departed the game due to lightheadedness. As expected, he'll take a seat Monday, most likely as a precaution more than anything else. Bryan Holaday will get the start behind the plate and bat seventh against Minnesota starter Anthony Swarzak. Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus said Avila is a possibility to play Tuesday, but a decision likely won't come until closer to game time.(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Avila (head) left Sunday's game against the Royals due to lightheadedness, the Oakland Press reports. "He took one off the mask earlier in the day, but at the time, he didn't show the reaction that's normally associated with someone that's been concussed. He kind of went about his business," said manager Brad Ausmus. Avila will likely miss Monday's contest against the Twins. Impact: Avila was removed after his seventh-inning at-bat and was diagnosed with lightheadedness. He took a pitch off the mask earlier in the game and was reportedly experiencing headaches in the dugout. Avila has dealt with concussion issues each of the last three seasons, so the Tigers likely wanted to err on the side of caution. As such, it is unlikely he will suit up Monday in Minnesota.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Avila (head) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Giants. Impact: Avila hadn't played in a game since Tuesday because of lingering side effects of taking a foul ball off his facemask. He appeared as pinch hit Saturday and apparently felt fine after the game, so he's back behind the plate for the Tigers on Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 6, 2014
News: Avila (head) said Saturday that he felt fine and that he had a symptom-free day Friday, Matthew B. Mowery of the Oakland Press reports. Impact: Despite his progress, the Tigers have decided to play it safe and hold Avila out again Saturday, but it sounds like the 27-year-old stands a fairly good chance of returning for Sunday's finale against San Francisco. James McCann will catch starter David Price on Saturday.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 6, 2014
News: Avila (head) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants. Impact: James McCann will step in behind the plate for his first career start, with Avila set to miss his fourth game in a row after taking a foul ball off his facemask Tuesday night. Manager Brad Ausmus mentioned some "lingering side effects" Friday, but the team still hasn't classified Avila's injury as a concussion, so a return for Sunday's finale seems entirely possible. Look for Bryan Holaday to catch starter Kyle Lobstein in that game if Avila isn't cleared.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 5, 2014
News: Avila (head) is out of the lineup again Friday. Impact: Avila's set to miss a third straight start after taking a foul ball off his facemask during Tuesday's game. Manager Brad Ausmus was vague when discussing the situation, but he did allude to some "lingering side effects," according to MLive.com. Ausmus said Avila is just day-to-day, and there has been no mention of a concussion, but the team will likely wait until Avila has completely shaken the cobwebs before returning him to action. James McCann will serve as the backup to Bryan Holaday in the interim.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 4, 2014
News: Avila (head) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Indians. Impact: Since the Tigers have not classified Avila's injury as a concussion, it would seem they are just being cautious with the 27-year-old, which is certainly understandable given his history of concussion issues. Bryan Holaday will once again man the backstop in his stead Thursday. While Avila said he felt fine after taking a foul ball off his face mask during Tuesday's game, he did admit to experiencing some dizziness prior to exiting.(RotoWire, )
Alex Avila
2014 Season
AVG
.223
HR
11
RBI
47
RUNS
43
Bio
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