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Tigers catcher Alex Avila returns from concussion

Aug 27, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

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Detroit activated Alex Avila from the seven-day concussion disabled list after the catcher missed 16 days with a brain injury.

Avila caught seven innings and went 2-for-3 with two walks in a minor-league rehab game Monday at Triple-A to convince the Tigers he was ready to return. He experienced some post-concussions symptoms as recently as last Thursday, but was able to catch in back-to-back games since then.

Prior to the concussion Avila had been playing well in 15 games since the All-Star break, bouncing back from a miserable first half. He’s hitting .198 with with nine homers and a .628 OPS in 73 games overall.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 27, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    I spent a week in Concussion. We did some skiing, drank a lot of mulled cider, chased snow bunnies – ah but that was long ago.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 27, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      I am sure that you chased them, but what did you catch?

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