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Avila (concussion) is symptom free and wants to continue with the Tigers, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

Avila left Game 3 of the NLDS against the Orioles with his third concussion of the season. There were questions surrounding whether or not he would continue to play following the string of head injuries, but the catcher indicated he has no plans on retiring. "No," he said. "I've had three mild concussions in my career. I had a CT scan and an MRI checking my brain and my neck and the arteries leading to it, and everything checks out normal and healthy. And talking with the neurologist that examined everything, I shouldn't have any concern."

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Avila sustained a concussion during Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Orioles, MLive.com reports.

Avila, who has a lengthy history of concussions, took a foul tip off the mask and was removed from the game in the sixth inning. He's suffered three concussions this season alone and has been removed from four contests due to concussion-like symptoms. Regardless, Avila said he has no plans to retire. "Unfortunately, I've had a few concussions over the last few years and it's something that I have to monitor and be aware of," Avila said. "It's nothing to take lightly, and something I've obviously thought about. It's always in the back of my mind. I love playing this game. And I'm going to keep playing as long as I can and as long as there's no risk to my health."

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Avila left Sunday's game in the sixth inning after taking a foul ball off the mask, MLive.com's Chris Iott reports.

Avila had trouble getting up after the stray foul ball hit him in the mask, and was ultimately forced out of the game. Bryan Holaday replaced him behind the plate.

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Avila is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

Avila returned from a head injury Monday to start consecutive games behind the plate for the Tigers, during which he batted 1-for-8 with five strikeouts. It seems like he's fully recovered from the head injury in advance of the postseason, but manager Brad Ausmus could opt to rest him a couple more times as the regular season winds down. Bryan Holaday will catch for Justin Verlander on Wednesday.

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Avila (head) is back in the lineup Monday against the White Sox, The Oakland Press reports.

Avila hasn't played in the team's last six games after taking a ball to the mask last weekend. He was experiencing concussion-like symptoms over the past week but has been officially cleared by Major League Baseball to return to action. He'll be behind the plate and bat seventh against White Sox starter Chris Bassitt.

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Avila (head) completed a simulated game and took batting practice Sunday, MLive.com reports.

Avila continues to deal with concussion-like symptoms after taking a ball off the mask last weekend. He said he felt good after Sunday's activities, but an official decision regarding his status won't be made until Monday.

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Avila (head) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.

It's not clear if Avila took batting practice Sunday as scheduled, but he will remain sidelined for at least another day. Bryan Holaday will get the start behind the plate Sunday.

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Avila (head) will likely take batting practice before Sunday's game, Chris Lott of MLive.com reports.

A return date for Avila is still up in the air, but being able to take batting practice is a step in the right direction. On top of this, he managed to get through a workout Saturday. Because of this, Avila won't likely stay in the dugout for much longer.

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Avila (head) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Royals, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged concern Thursday, after Avila felt "disoriented" while taking some swings with the bat. The Tigers figure to take extra precaution with Avila, who has a history of concussion issues, putting a possible return date completely up in the air. Bryan Holaday will start behind the plate Saturday.

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Avila (head) felt "disoriented" after taking some swings Thursday, according to manager Brad Ausmus, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

Concern is mounting in regard to Avila, who will sit Friday for a fourth straight game and for the eighth time this month. Avila took yet another foul ball off his facemask last Sunday, and a possible return date will remain up in the air until his symptoms subside. The 27-year-old has dealt with concussions each of the past three seasons, but the team still has not labeled his current injury a concussion.