Avila takes step forward in rehab stint, will catch again Monday night
DETROIT — Coming back from delayed concussive symptoms, Alex Avila had a setback after the first time he went out to catch in his rehabilitation start at Triple-A Toledo, experiencing headaches after three innings Thursday, cutting his night short. Avila was able to play virtually the whole game at DH on Saturday, then catch seven innings on Sunday.
That was a step forward.
“He’s catching tonight (Monday night),” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “He did very well yesterday (Sunday), with no after-issues. So we’re going to catch him again for seven innings tonight, and see how that comes out.”
Avila has been on the seven-day concussion disabled list since Aug. 11. He's 1-for-8 with three walks and two strikeouts in three games at Toledo on the current stint.
UPDATE: Avila went 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored, catching seven innings of Toledo's game at Indianapolis Monday.