Alex Avila
C/1B CWS
11 hours ago

Avila is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Paul Skrbina of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Avila came off the DL on Saturday following a lengthy bout with a hamstring injury and was behind the plate for the White Sox for the first time since July 5, going 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in the contest. With Dioner Navarro recently getting traded to the Blue Jays, Avila will settle in as the unquestioned top catcher on the depth chart, so he'll just receiving a rest Sunday. Omar Narvaez gets the nod in the matinee, catching White Sox starter Carlos Rodon.

Alex Avila
C/1B CWS
2 days ago

Avila (hamstring) was activated from the DL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The White Sox cleared room for Avila by shipping Dioner Navarro off to Toronto. Avila hasn't played in the majors since July 5 but he was locked in throughout his rehab assignment, going 7-for-11 with a home run in four games with Triple-A Charlotte. He'll become a free agent again after the season.

Alex Avila
C/1B CWS
6 days ago

Avila (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

This will mark the second rehab stint for Avila during his current stay on the DL after he aggravated his original hamstring injury during a rehab game back in July. If all goes well this time around, Avila could conceivably return to the White Sox within the next week, though with Omar Narvaez seeing considerable time behind the plate, Avila could struggle to find regular starts. The 29-year-old, who's hitting .236 on the season, hasn't played in a major league game since July 5.

Alex Avila
C/1B CWS
2 weeks ago

Avila (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment later this week, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be Avila's second rehab assignment during his current stint on the disabled list, as his first stint at Triple-A lasted all of two days before aggravating his hamstring injury. Playing time may not be plentiful when he returns, as rookie Omar Narvaez has been getting more than fair shake behind the plate lately.

Alex Avila
C/1B CWS
3 weeks ago

Manager Robin Ventura said Avila (hamstring) has been able to hit, but he is still unable to run, the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The timeteable for Avila's return from the injury remains very much in the air, though a return sometime later in August seems feasible. Omar Navarez will continue to backup Dioner Navarro in Avila's absence.

Alex Avila
C/1B CWS
1 month 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.

Alex Avila
C/1B CWS
1 month 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.

Alex Avila
C/1B CWS
1 month 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.

Alex Avila
C/1B CWS
2 months 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.

Alex Avila
C/1B CWS
2 months 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.