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13 Alex Avila C
Height/Weight: 5-11/210 | Birthdate: 1/29/1987 | Birthplace: Hialeah, FL | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Detroit | College: Alabama | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $2,950,000 | Owned/Started%: 19/12 | Average Draft Position: 257.44
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Alex Avila remains out of lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:27 pm ET) Tigers catcher Alex Avila is out of the starting lineup Wednesday as he continues to deal with post-concussion symptoms. Manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Avila could have to miss a week or more while recovering.

Alex Avila out again, as expected, Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila is out of the lineup yet again Tuesday, as expected, as he continues to deal with post-concussion symptoms. Avila was removed from Sunday's game with lightheadedness, and manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Monday he thinks Avila might have to miss a week or more. 

Alex Avila could miss a week of action


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila could miss at least a week of action, manager Brad Ausmus told MLB.com on Monday. Avilla was pulled in the eighth inning on Sunday because of lightheadedness.

"If this was pre-Sept. 1, he would probably be on the 7-day disabled list, because you'd need another catcher," Ausmus said.

Alex Avila out as expected


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila, who was removed in the eighth inning Sunday because of lightheadedness, was out of the lineup for Monday's game at Minnesota, replaced by Bryan Holaday.

Avila suffered a concussion earlier in September and missed four games.


Alex Avila leaves with lightheadedness


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila, who missed time with a concussion earlier this month, had to be removed in the eighth inning Sunday against the Indians because of lightheadedness.

"He took one off the mask earlier in the day, but at the time, he didn't show the reaction that is normally associated with someone that's been concussed," manager Brad Ausmus said. "He kind of went about his business. And it wasn't until he actually went to hit his last plate appearance that someone said to me that he didn't seem right on the bench."

Avila struck out on three pitches and, when questioned upon his return to the dugout, complained of a headache. He went 1 for 3 with a walk and two strikeouts in the contest.

Avila traveled with the team to Minnesota after the game, but Ausmus told mLive.com he likely wouldn't play Monday against the Twins.


Alex Avila makes his return to the lineup


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) As expected, catcher Alex Avila was back in the Tigers' starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Giants. He had not made a start since taking a foul tip off the mask last Tuesday, but he had passed his concussion tests on Saturday, and his return was anticipated for this game.


Alex Avila passes concussion tests, hopes to return Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila passed his concussion tests and hopes to return to the lineup Sunday, he told MLive.com Saturday.

Avila has not been in the lineup since he was hit in the head by a foul ball Tuesday, missing four games in a row. 


Alex Avila still not ready Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila is still out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants, as the team continues to be cautious with his recovery from a concussion.

Avila might be available to pinch-hit off the bench at this point, but with Avila's history of concussions, the team does not want to put him behind the plate until he is completely symptom-free, manager Brad Ausmus told MLive.com Friday.

"It's more about being careful with Alex Avila's head, Ausmus said. "Yesterday, when he started getting active he had a mild headache. It may or may not be related to the hit he took the other night. But better to be safe than sorry. He may have just had a headache because he had a headache."


Alex Avila still sidelined Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila was not in the team's starting lineup Friday against the Giants.

Avila is dealing with concussion-related issues. He reportedly passed concussion tests Wednesday, but has not returned to the lineup yet. 


Alex Avila still not in Thursday's lineup


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila was cleared to play after he passed a concussion test Wednesday, but he is still out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Indians.

He told reporters he was available for Wednesday's game, but has not appeared in a game since taking a foul tip off the mask Tuesday. He remains day to day at this point. 


Alex Avila out Wednesday, cleared to play


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila has been medically cleared to play, MLB.com reports, but he is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians.

Avila took a foul tip off his mask Tuesday and came out of the game, but he passed his concussion tests. "I do feel much better now, but I actually felt all right [Tuesday] after spending some time in the training room," Avila said before Wednesday's game. "I'll be available for whatever the team needs tonight."


Alex Avila a question mark after taking foul tip off mask


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) A foul tip off the mask that forced Tigers catcher Alex Avila out of the Tuesday night game in Cleveland has him considered day-to-day going forward.

Avila passed his intial concussion tests.


Alex Avila goes yard


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila hit his 10th home run Wednesday against the Pirates. 

Avila struck in the fifth inning. Avila took an 83 mph slider out to right field to lead off the inning. He finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. Avila also walked during the contest. 


Alex Avila slugs ninth home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 4-2 loss to the Pirates Tuesday.

Avila brought his team to within one with his fourth-inning blast, but the Tigers offense wasn't able to muster up any scoring over the game's final five innings. Avila, who has delivered back-to-back multihit games, owns a .224/.326/.381 line with nine home runs and 33 RBI in 294 at-bats.


Alex Avila delivers decisive home run in 12th inning Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila smashed a home run in the 12th inning to give his team a 4-3 win over the Yankees.

Avila went 2 for 5 on the night, with his other hit tying the game 3-3 in the seventh inning and giving him the opportunity to play the hero in extra innings. He has hit .220/.322/.372 with eight home runs and 31 RBI in 277 at-bats.


Alex Avila showing signs offensively


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila could be poised for a strong second half, manager Brad Ausmus told the Detroit Free Press. Avila batted .275 over a 25-game stretch before going hitless Wednesday.

"He’s starting to swing the bat better," Ausmus said. "We were just talking about that in the coaches room. He’s been swinging the bat better, and I know he had a strong second half last year. We’re hoping he’s trending towards that again, because that would be a big boost to the bottom half of the lineup and the left side."

For the year, Avila is hitting .226 with six homers and 21 RBI in 212 at-bats.


Alex Avila returns to starting lineup Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila returned to the starting lineup Sunday night against the Red Sox. Avila took a backswing off the helmet Friday and sat out Saturday as a precaution. He is hitting eighth in the order. Avila owns a .217/.341/.370 slash line in 138 at-bats.

Alex Avila feeling fine after mild concussion


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila was held out of the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox, but told manager Brad Ausmus he felt well enough to play after passing the standard concussion protocol.

"He said he felt good, said he could play, no headache or anything," Ausmus said. "But he's not playing."

Avila showed no symptoms after taking a backswing off the helmet Friday, and could be back Sunday for the series finale. He needs to get through a full pregame workout before being cleared to play, and the team will continue to take a cautious approach with him.


Alex Avila set to sit Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) A minor concussion will force Tigers catcher Alex Avila to the bench for the Saturday night game against Boston.

Avila was forced out of the Friday game after taking a backswing to the head off the bat of David Ortiz.


Alex Avila exits game with head injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila was forced out of Friday's game against the Red Sox with an apparent head injury.

Avila was struck in the head by David Ortiz's backswing in the eighth inning. He was taken out of the game as a precaution and replaced by Bryan Holaday. Avila went 1 for 3 before exiting and owns a .217/.341/.370 slash line in 138 at-bats.


Alex Avila homers for second straight game Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Despite not being in the starting lineup Wednesday, Tigers catcher Alex Avila knocked his second home run in as many games in his team's 11-10 loss to the Indians.

Avila entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 11th but didn't do his damage until the 13th inning, when he broke a 9-9 tie with a solo home run. He has hit .245/.368/.449 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 98 at-bats.


Bryan Holaday in, Alex Avila out of Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Tigers backup catcher Bryan Holaday is in the lineup Thursday for the first time in a week. He is replacing starter Alex Avila for the afternoon game in Cleveland.

Holaday has performed well when given the chance. He has four multi-hit games in four of his last seven starts and boasts a .303 batting average.


Alex Avila blasts third home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila went 2 for 2 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 6-2 loss to the Indians Tuesday.

Avila has struck out plenty this season, but he has also drawn a walk in six of his last eight games. He has hit .240/.365/.417 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 96 at-bats.


Alex Avila gets a breather Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila was not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Avila will be replaced by Bryan Holaday behind the plate. Avila should return to action Friday. In 66 at-bats, Avila is hitting .227.


Alex Avila launches another home run


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Tigers catcher Alex Avila launched his second home run in as many days on Sunday, leading his team to a comfortable 9-4 win over the Royals in Kansas City.

Avila took starter Jason Vargas deep for a two-run home run in the fifth inning for his only hit of the afternoon. He finished 1 for 5 with a run scored and two RBI. He has two hits in his first eight at-bats, registering four RBI over his last two games. He is hitting .224 with two homers and six RBI in 58 at-bats.