Alex Avila C/1B CWS 3 weeks ago

Avila is in the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Avila went 1-for-4 and draw a pair of walks Monday in his first game back off the disabled list after dealing with a hamstring injury, but the club will look to ease him back into action, so he'll get a break Tuesday. Dioner Navarro will fill in behind the plate and bat eighth against Derek Holland.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 3 weeks ago

Avila (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Monday, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As expected, Avila wrapped up a rehab stint at Triple-A Charlotte over the weekend, and he'll rejoin the Sox after missing just over two weeks. Avila will step back into the fold behind the plate, but he may face stiff competition from Dioner Navarro, who's fared well in Avila's stead. In a corresponding move that freed up a roster spot, Chicago DFA'd Hector Sanchez on Monday.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 3 weeks ago

Avila (hamstring) played in his second rehab game for Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday, and he should return from the disabled list in the upcoming week, the Daily Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

That was Avila's second rehab game in as many days. Even though he has gone hitless over those four at-bats, it is encouraging to see him play back-to-back days behind the plate after spending a few weeks on the DL. His impending activation should send Hector Sanchez to the minors, but it is unclear if he will boot Dinoer Navarro from the starting lineup. Navarro has hit .308 with a .590 slugging percentage in Avila's time away.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 4 weeks ago

Avila (hamstring) will begin a rehab stint at Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Sox haven't revealed how long they expect the rehab assignment to last, but Avila will likely need to play in a handful of games before returning to the big league club. Once that happens, he's expected to reenter a timeshare with Dioner Navarro behind the plate.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 4 weeks ago

Manager Robin Ventura on Wednesday said Avila (hamstring) should begin a rehab assignment this week, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It is unclear how long Avila might need to spend in the minors rehabbing before the Sox activate him, but one would think it would not be more than a few games. Upon return, Avila should re-slot into a timeshare behind the plate with Dioner Navarro.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 1 month ago

Avila (hamstring) is close to beginning a rehab assignment, Bruce Levine of 670 WSCR reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is encouraging news for Avila, as it points toward a return to the White Sox near the first day that he's eligible to return. The exact timetable is currently unknown, but that should become clearer once the details of the rehab assignment are revealed.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 1 month ago

Avila (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Avila exited Saturday's game against the Rangers with a tight right hamstring and was moving gingerly around the clubhouse afterward. With the White Sox determining that Avila's mobility was too compromised to play regularly over the next few days, the team decided to stash him on the DL and call up Kevan Smith from Triple-A Charlotte. Smith figures to serve as a lightly-used backup to Dioner Navarro, who will take the reins as the White Sox's primary catcher in the wake of Avila's absence. Avila was batting just .214 while splitting catching duties with Navarro, and now that he's headed to the DL, it may make sense for those that own him in deep leagues to cut him and explore other options.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 1 month ago

Avila (hamstring) will be reevaluated Sunday. Manager Robin Ventura said after Saturday's game that Avila was not "moving around too well."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Avila left Saturday's game in the seventh inning due to tightness in his right hamstring and was subsequently replaced behind the plate by Dioner Navarro. Given Ventura's comments plus the fact that the White Sox have an early afternoon game Sunday following an extra-inning contest, Navarro will likely serve as the backstop for the series finale against Texas.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 1 month ago

Avila left Saturday's game with tightness in his right hamstring, Scot Gregor of The Daily Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Dioner Navarro came on to catch in the seventh inning Saturday in place of Avila, who exited with some hamstring tightness. It's too early to tell whether Avila will be able to catch Sunday, but with an early afternoon start on tap in Chicago, Navarro could certainly get the start behind the plate for the series finale against the Rangers.

Alex Avila C/1B CWS 1 month ago

Avila is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

For the third day in a row, Avila will give way to Dioner Navarro behind the plate. Neither one of them is off to a good start offensively, as Avila has the upper hand at .136 compared to Navarro's .045 mark, so the two may continue alternating playing time.