|Oct. 17 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET22:09 ET2:09 GMT10:09 CST7:09 PM MST9:09 PM EST9:39 PM VEN6:09 UAE (+1)9:09 PM CT-Avila is in the starting lineup for the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of the AL championship series after being injured in the previous game.
Analysis: The catcher left Game 5 Thursday night in the fourth inning after a home-plate collision and taking a foul ball off his mask. He sprained his left knee when Boston's David Ross ran into him trying unsuccessfully to score in the second. Avila was hit by Ross' foul ball in the top of the fourth. Tigers manager Jim Leyland said before Saturday night's game that Avila feels pretty good.
|Sep. 16 4:55 PM PT5:55 PM MT6:55 PM CT7:55 PM ET19:55 ET23:55 GMT7:55 CST4:55 PM MST6:55 PM EST7:25 PM VEN3:55 UAE (+1)6:55 PM CT-Avila clubbed two homers in Sunday's 3-2 win over Kansas City.
Analysis: Avila is batting .440 with six RBIs and eight runs in his last eight games.
|Aug. 9 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 CST2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-The Detroit Tigers activated catcher Alex Avila from the concussion disabled list Tuesday and optioned catcher Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo.
Analysis: Avila had been sidelined since Aug. 11 because of a concussion he sustained three days earlier on a foul tip off his mask in Cleveland. His return was delayed by headaches after his first rehab game in Toledo, but he played the last three days without any symptoms and was cleared by team doctors.
|Aug. 8 8:06 PM PT9:06 PM MT10:06 PM CT11:06 PM ET23:06 ET3:06 GMT11:06 CST8:06 PM MST10:06 PM EST10:36 PM VEN7:06 UAE (+1)10:06 PM CT-Avila has been taken to a hospital and is being tested for a possible concussion after leaving the Tigers' game against Cleveland on Thursday. Avila was struck in the mask when Nick Swisher fouled off a pitch in the fourth inning. He appeared to be bleeding from his left ear but remained in the game after being treated by a team trainer. Avila was removed in the bottom of the fifth and replaced by Brayan Pena.
Analysis: Detroit manager Jim Leyland didn't have the results of the tests being done on Avila and didn't know whether his catcher, who made the All-Star team in 2011, would be on the flight to New York, where the Tigers begin a series Friday.
|Aug. 1 4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET19:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 CST4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST6:30 PM VEN3:00 UAE (+1)6:00 PM CT-Avila and Torii Hunter hit homers in a five-run second inning and the Detroit Tigers scored five more runs in the fourth inning of an 11-1 rout of the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.
Analysis: It was the second home run in as many games for Avila, who had four RBIs in a 5-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday. He's batting .379 (11 for 29) with 11 RBIs in his last eight games.
|July 31 12:53 PM PT1:53 PM MT2:53 PM CT3:53 PM ET15:53 ET19:53 GMT3:53 CST12:53 PM MST2:53 PM EST3:23 PM VEN23:53 UAE2:53 PM CT-Avila hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the sixth inning off Stephen Strasburg and the Detroit Tigers beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Avila is batting .194 with seven homers and 30 RBIs this season, but he's hitting .346 with nine RBIs in his last seven games.
|July 28 9:50 AM PT10:50 AM MT11:50 AM CT12:50 PM ET12:50 ET16:50 GMT0:50 CST9:50 AM MST11:50 AM EST12:20 PM VEN20:50 UAE11:50 AM CT-Avila had two hits as the Detroit Tigers went on to a 10-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
Analysis: Avila is still not a strong fantasy option with a.193 average.
|June 17 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET17:26 ET21:26 GMT5:26 CST2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST4:56 PM VEN1:26 UAE (+1)4:26 PM CT-The Detroit Tigers have placed Avila on the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: Avila will be out with a bruised left forearm.
|May 11 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET18:22 ET22:22 GMT6:22 CST3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST5:52 PM VEN2:22 UAE (+1)5:22 PM CT-Avila had two hits Friday in a 10-4 win over the Tribe.
Analysis: Avila also drove in three runs in a solid effort - especially for a .202 hitter.
|Apr. 12 1:31 PM PT2:31 PM MT3:31 PM CT4:31 PM ET16:31 ET20:31 GMT4:31 CST1:31 PM MST3:31 PM EST4:01 PM VEN0:31 UAE (+1)3:31 PM CT-Avila had two hits and scored twice in Thursday's 11-1 win over the Blue Jays.
Analysis: Avila is batting .286 at home. He's 1 for 10 on the road.