Tigers catcher Avila out of lineup against ChiSox

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is out of the starting lineup

Monday against the White Sox after he collided with teammate Prince

Fielder while chasing a foul ball a day earlier.

Avila and Fielder converged on the foul ball near the first base

dugout in the sixth inning at Cleveland on Sunday and Fielder’s

elbow hit Avila in the jaw, sending the catcher stumbling backward

before he fell to the ground. The Tigers lost 7-6.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Avila was available to play or

pinch-hit in Monday’s makeup game against Chicago, which leads

Detroit by two games in the AL Central.

Center fielder Austin Jackson is back in Detroit’s lineup and

leading off after sitting out Sunday with a sore left knee.