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Alex Avila will return to the Tigers starting lineup for Sunday night's contest against the Red Sox.

Avila suffered a minor concussion when he was hit in the head by David Ortiz's backswing during Friday's game and sat out on Saturday as a precautionary measure. He'll hit eighth against opposing hurler John Lackey on Sunday.

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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Friday's game that Alex Avila sustained a minor concussion when hit in the head by the backswing of David Ortiz, and that the veteran catcher would not play on Saturday.

It's unclear beyond that how much time Avila may have to miss. Bryan Holaday will serve as the Tigers primary backstop for as long as he remains sidelined.

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Alex Avila was removed from Friday's game against the Red Sox in the eighth inning after being hit in the head by the backswing of David Ortiz.

Avila has certainly taken a beating behind the plate this season, and was likely removed as a precautionary measure to be checked for a concussion. Bryan Holaday took his place behind the dish and should be expected to get the start in his place on Saturday.

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Alex Avila was able to stay in Thursday after taking a hard foul tip off his mask in the ninth against the A's.

Avila has had concussion issues before -- arising from similar incidents -- and he was clearly in some pain after this one. While he finished out the inning, it wouldn't be surprising to see him miss some time.

Alex Avila C DET 2 Months

Alex Avila went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Avila went deep in the fifth inning off of Trevor Bauer, his third of the season. The catcher has been solid behind the dish for the Tigers, slashing .240/.365/.417 in 116 plate appearances.

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Alex Avila returned to action on Friday May 2.

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Alex Avila (back) will remain out of the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

Avila was scratched from the Tigers' lineup on Tuesday due to lower back spasms. The club is likely targeting Friday after an off day Thursday for Avila's return.

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Alex Avila was scratched from the Tigers' lineup on Tuesday night due to lower back spasms.

It's not considered a serious issue. Bryan Holaday will catch Justin Verlander against the White Sox.

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Alex Avila is not in the Tigers starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Twins.

Avila was removed late from Friday's game due to a left shin contusion. The injury doesn't appear to be serious enough to require a trip to the disabled list, but he's likely to get Sunday off as well as a precautionary measure. Bryan Holaday will draw the start behind the dish on Saturday.

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It's just a routine day of rest for Avila being a day game after a night game.

Bryan Holaday will get the start behind the dish against opposing southpaw C.J. Wilson. Avila, who is hitting just .182/.308/.242 with no RBI on the season, should return to the lineup on Sunday.