Alex Avila is starting at first base for the Tigers on Saturday in place of the injured Miguel Cabrera.
Tigers activated C Alex Avila from the 15-day disabled list.
Alex Avila (knee) began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Friday, going 1-for-3 and catching for five innings.
Alex Avila (knee) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week.
Alex Avila (knee) could begin a rehab assignment after the conclusion of the Tigers' road trip next Wednesday.
Alex Avila (knee) could catch a bullpen session on Wednesday or Thursday.
Alex Avila (knee) is taking full batting practice with the team on Saturday for the first time since experiencing renewed discomfort in his knee.
An MRI taken Tuesday on Alex Avila's left knee showed no new damage.
Alex Avila has been shut down indefinitely after complaining of renewed discomfort in his left knee.
Alex Avila (knee) took batting practice on Friday.
Alex Avila (knee) has been cleared for baseball-related activities.
Alex Avila (knee) could resume baseball activities in a few days.
Alex Avila (knee) has begun rehab work designed to strengthen the muscles around his left knee.
Alex Avila (knee) will avoid surgery after a third opinion on his injured left knee.