15DAlex Avila
C/1B CWS
6 days ago

Avila (hamstring) will miss an additional four weeks after suffering a setback during Wednesday's rehab assignment, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Avila suffered more damage to his injured hamstring Wednesday, causing him to leave the contest early. The catcher was expected to return in the coming days after being placed on the 15-day DL on July 5, but will likely be back around mid-August after this setback. Dioner Navarro has been filling in behind the plate in his lace, and will continue to get the bulk of time while Avila is recovering.

15DAlex Avila
C/1B CWS
1 week ago

Avila (hamstring) left a rehab game Wednesday night early and is being evaluated again, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Assuming that it's a setback with the hamstring injury that put him on the DL in the first place, Avila will likely miss a few extra days at the bare minimum. Further details will likely come from the White Sox after the team returns home Thursday.

15DAlex Avila
C/1B CWS
2 weeks ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Avila is expected to catch two games for Charlotte and presumably rest Wednesday before coming off the disabled list Thursday in advance of the White Sox's series with the Tigers. Once he's back with the White Sox, Avila figures to settle back into a timeshare with Dioner Navarro at catcher.

15DAlex Avila
C/1B CWS
3 weeks ago

Avila (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

EDGE Analysis

He left Tuesday's game with a hamstring strain and now we know the injury is serious enough that he will need longer than just the All-Star break to get right. The White Sox's organizational catching depth is in rough shape, as Kevin Smith is on the DL at Triple-A. Dioner Navarro will likely get the bulk of the starts at catcher while Avila is out, and Omar Narvaez is the most likely candidate to get recalled from Triple-A when Chicago next needs a second catcher.

15DAlex Avila
C/1B CWS
3 weeks ago

Avila left Tuesday's game with a right hamstring strain and will be re-evaluated Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was replaced by Dioner Navarro in the fifth inning and the team should release more information about how long he will be sidelined after he is re-evaluated Wednesday. Navarro should handle the bulk of the workload while Avila is out, but Omar Narvaez could be recalled from Triple-A to also see some time behind the plate in the short term.

15DAlex Avila
C/1B CWS
3 weeks ago

Avila is out of the lineup Monday against the Yankees, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Avila will rest following a string of three straight starts, the last of which came as a designated hitter. Dioner Navarro will handle duties behind the plate Monday, catching for starting pitcher James Shields.

15DAlex Avila
C/1B CWS
4 weeks ago

Avila is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Twins, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

With southpaw Tommy Milone taking the mound for Minnesota, Dioner Navarro will get back-to-back starts behind the plate for just the second time in June. Avila started each of the previous five games.

15DAlex Avila
C/1B CWS
1 month ago

Avila is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

He has started the last five games and has struck out eight times in his last 14 at-bats. Dioner Navarro will get the start behind the dish Wednesday and bat fifth.

15DAlex Avila
C/1B CWS
1 month ago

Avila went 2-for-4 with a double and solo homer in Saturday's 10-8 loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

His eighth-inning, 364-foot shot to left got the White Sox within one, a deficit that would grow to three in the top half of the ninth. The performance was an extension of Avila's recent hot streak, one that's seen him hit .500 (7-for-14) over his last three games. After entering June hitting just .194, he's raised his average a whopping 58 points by generating a .317/.404/.488 line this month.

15DAlex Avila
C/1B CWS
1 month ago

Avila went 4-for-5 without an RBI or run despite the White Sox scoring seven times in Thursday's 8-7 loss to Boston.

EDGE Analysis

Well, that's an unusual batting line. It's too bad for Avila, too, as the four-hit day was huge for him -- he'd gone hitless in four straight games and entered Thursday's action batting just .211. Once one of the more promising young offensive catchers in the majors, Avila's offense has declined to the point that he's hard to own even in two-catcher leagues.