Detroit Tigers
2014 Avg.
.218
 
Career Avg.
.247
Name  Alex Avila
Born  1/29/1987
Height  5-11
Weight  210
Number  13
Position  C
Bats  L
Throws  R
10/5/2014 6:44:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila left Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday with a potential concussion according to MLB.com.
Insight: Avila took a foul tip off his mask, which the catcher has gotten concussions from before. We wish Avila the best, but it does not look good. He may be done for the series if there is a Game 4 and 5.
 
9/22/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is back in the starting lineup on Monday.
Insight: Avila took batting practice and played in a simulated game on Sunday without any setbacks, so doctors cleared him to return. Avila missed over a week due to post-concussion issues. He is catching and batting seventh against the White Sox on Monday.
 
9/19/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that catcher Alex Avila (concussion) felt "disoriented" when he tried to take some swings on Thursday and Friday.
Insight: Avila is out Friday for the 10th time in the last 17 games due to post-concussion symptoms. At this point, Avila cannot be counted on to return before the end of the regular season.
 
9/17/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila (head) is still not in the lineup for Detroit on Wednesday.
Insight: He took a foul ball off his mask Sunday, and with a history of concussion problems, Detroit is not taking any chances. Bryan Holaday will continue to handle the catching duties during Avila's absence.
 
9/15/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup tonight.
Insight: It is just a routine day off for Detroit's everyday catcher. Avila has not produced much offensively in 2014 (.223 BA, 11 HR and 47 RBI), but is critical to the Tigers' success behind the plate. He should be back tomorrow. Bryan Holaday gets the start Monday night, for ace Max Scherzer.
 
9/14/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila hit a two-run home run to lift the Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Indians on Saturday.
Insight: Avila took Indians relief pitcher Bryan Shaw deep in the bottom of the eighth with the Tigers trailing 4-3. Avila went 1-for-3, and the homer kept the Tigers a half game ahead of the Royals in the AL Central. The catcher is batting .222/.329/.371 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI this season.
 
9/6/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila is out again Saturday as he continues to deal with concussion-like symptoms.
Insight: Avila passed a concussion test, but the Tigers are being extra cautious because of his concussion past. James McCann will start behind the plate.
 
9/4/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila is out for the second straight game on Thursday after getting hit in the mask with a foul ball on Tuesday.
Insight: Avila passed a concussion test, but the Tigers are being extra cautious because of his concussion past. Bryan Holaday will catch against Cleveland on Thursday.
 
8/28/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila went 1-for-3 with a walk-off single against the New York Yankees on Thursday.
Insight: It was nice to see Avila produce in the clutch, but the catcher is hitting .196 since the All-Star break, so we would not expect him to be in many lineups going forward.
 
8/15/2014 4:05:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila is not in Friday's starting lineup. Bryan Holaday will be behind the plate.
Insight: Avila has gone 6-for-19 (.315) with two homers over the past five games.
 
8/13/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila has gone 11-for-36 with three doubles and three homers in August.
Insight: He's homered in back-to-back games. The backstop hit .208 or worse in three of the first four months this season.
 
6/8/2014 4:31:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila is back in the lineup after missing Saturday's game with a mild concussion. SOURCE: Jason Beck, MLB.com
Insight: He's starting at catcher rather than DHing so the Tigers must be pretty confident he's at full strength. With that said, Avila should be avoided in fantasy as he's just 1-for-9 against tonight's starting pitcher, John Lackey.
 
6/7/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila has a mild concussion, according to mlive.com.
Insight: David Ortiz hit Avila in the head with his backswing Friday night. Manager Brad Ausmus said after Friday's game that the team thought Avila would be fine by Saturday, though he added that Avila won't play tonight regardless.
 
6/6/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila left Friday's game against Boston after getting hit in the head by David Ortiz. SOURCE: Jason Mastrodonato, Springfield Republican
Insight: Ortiz made contact with Avila on his backswing. Bryan Holaday (.271, 0 HR, 5 RBI) has taken over behind the plate.
 
5/14/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is getting the day off Wednesday against Baltimore. SOURCE: Tigers on Twitter
Insight: Avila hasn't been a factor yet this season, hitting just .225 across 80 at bats. Bryan Holaday (.276, 0 HR, 4 RBI) will get the nod at catcher.
 
5/9/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: Detroit catcher Alex Avila is just 1-for-11 in his career against Twins starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Avila hasn't given fantasy owners much this season, driving in just six runs while hitting 26 points below his career average. Friday's matchup with Hughes won't make life any easier for Avila or his fantasy owners.
 
Cold4/29/2014 5:47:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is dealing with lower back spasms and won't play Tuesday, according to Chris Iott of mlive.com.
Insight: Avila didn't come close to duplicating his 2011 numbers (.295, 19 HR, 82 RBI) the last two years and he's having another terrible offensive season in 2014 (.220, 0 HR, 2 RBI).
 
Cold4/26/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is a career .091 hitter (1-for-11 ) against Minnesota starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Avila has done nothing offensively this season, batting .224 with 0 HR and just two RBI. The backup catcher is Bryan Holaday (.267).
 
4/24/2014 12:07:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila (.213) will get the day off Thursday. No injury, just the normal day game off after a night game for a catcher.
Insight: Backup catcher Bryan Holaday (.222) will get the rare start, but has no fantasy value.
 
4/19/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila (.182) will get the day off Saturday. No injury, just the normal day game off after a night game for a catcher.
Insight: Backup catcher Bryan Holaday (0-for-5) will get the rare start, but has no fantasy value.