Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Friday's game that Alex Avila sustained a minor concussion when hit in the head by the backswing of David Ortiz, and that the veteran catcher would not play on Saturday.
Alex Avila was removed from Friday's game against the Red Sox in the eighth inning after being hit in the head by the backswing of David Ortiz.
Alex Avila was able to stay in Thursday after taking a hard foul tip off his mask in the ninth against the A's.
Alex Avila went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.
Alex Avila returned to the Tigers starting lineup with a bang on Friday, blasting a two-run homer off James Shields.
Alex Avila (back) will remain out of the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.
Alex Avila was scratched from the Tigers' lineup on Tuesday night due to lower back spasms.
Alex Avila is not in the Tigers starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Twins.
It's just a routine day of rest for Avila being a day game after a night game.
Alex Avila went 0-for-3 and struck out twice against the Padres on Friday.
Alex Avila is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.
Alex Avila (back) has been cleared for workouts.
Alex Avila (back) expects to return to action Monday.
Alex Avila was held out of Saturday's workout due to a sore back.