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Tigers | Alex Avila plays in rehab game

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:27:54 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) played in his fourth minor-league rehab game with Class AAA Toledo Tuesday, June 30. He was the designated hitter Tuesday, and is expected to catch Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Avila has been sidelined since May 8 due to a knee issue. FantasyScore players will want to see him officially return and prove his health in a full game or two before trusting him again.

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Tigers | Alex Avila could return this week

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:32:14 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) said his knee is feeling "fine," and he could return to the team by the end of the week. He caught in a minor league rehab game with Class AAA Toledo on back-to-back nights Sunday, June 28, and Monday, June 29. "I feel fine, I feel good," Avila said Monday night, after Toledo's 4-1 victory. "My knee feels good. My legs feel good. I have no complaints after today." He plans to be the designated hitter Tuesday, June 30, and catching again for Toledo Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) will likely be eased back into the catching duties when he returns, meaning James McCann ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will still have a role. Avila isn't known for his bat, and he was hitting just .200 (12-for-60) before getting hurt. He'll be a weak FantasyScore option most nights, and he's only worth owning in two-catcher or AL-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Jeff Seidel

Tigers | Alex Avila starting rehab assignment

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:20:07 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Class AAA Toledo Friday, June 26, and manager Brad Ausmus said Avila will alternate catching the first six days. He will be evaluated next week.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) had only 12 hits in 60 at-bats (.200) with two home runs and eight RBI before going down with a knee injury this year. He has very little power and will be a weaker catching option on FantasyScore when he returns. He's only worth rostering in AL-only leagues or formats that require two starting catchers.

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Tigers | Alex Avila runs bases at full speed

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:02:12 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) ran the bases at full speed Monday, June 22, and he is expected to begin a rehab assignment Thursday, June 25.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) will return to being a flier source of cap relief for FantasyScore players when he rejoins the Tigers. In seasonal leagues, he should be viewed as nothing more than a low-end catcher in two-catcher, cavernous mixed and AL-only formats. James McCann ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has a .182 batting average over his past 13 games, after he hit well out of the gate. So expect Avila to receive a fair chance to reclaim the majority of starts behind the plate for the Tigers.

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Tigers | Alex Avila nearing rehab assignment

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:36:34 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) is expected to squat and throw to bases Thursday, June 17, and catch a bullpen session or two this weekend, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Aumus noted they would then discuss a possible rehab assignment, and that Avila's stint could be lengthy to work himself back into "catcher's shape."

Fantasy Tip: Continue to check back for updates on Avila ($2,700, 5.4% of cap), although his fantasy stock sits as a low-end No. 2 catcher, at best. Over his past 780 at-bats, Avila has hit just .221, and he may have already been leapfrogged by James McCann ($3,100, 6.2% of cap). McCann is currently batting .259 over 147 at-bats this season.

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Tigers | Alex Avila not quite ready

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:14:47 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) is progressing from a left knee injury, but he isn't quite ready for a minor league rehab assignment. Manager Brad Ausmus said Avila swing a bat Tuesday, June 16, and he's scheduled to make some throws.

Fantasy Tip: James McCann ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is the most frequent start behind the plate for the Tigers. With an on-base percentage of .285, McCann doesn't carry consistent value on FantasyScore, but he can be used against left-handed pitching.

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Tigers | Alex Avila receives positive news

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:24:12 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) has been cleared to resume baseball activities, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: At this point, there is no timetable for Avila's ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) return, and he isn't worth holding onto in the majority of formats. Over his past 780 at-bats, Avila has hit just .221, and he may have already been leapfrogged by James McCann ($3,100, 6.2% of cap). McCann is currently batting .275 over 131 at-bats this season.

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Tigers | Alex Avila in holding pattern

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:42:10 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) remains in a "holding pattern," according to manager Brad Ausmus. Avila has felt more soreness in his left knee and underwent an MRI exam. The team is waiting for a second opinion before deciding on their next move.

Fantasy Tip: There's no timetable for Avila's return right now, and there's no reason to hold him in shallow mixed leagues. James McCann ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) continues to be the primary catcher in Detroit, and he's a sleeper play on FantasyScore when he faces certain left-handed pitchers.

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Tigers | Alex Avila takes BP

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:18:00 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) took batting practice Friday, June 5, and said his session went well.

Fantasy Tip: Avila doesn't sound like he'll be back anytime soon, however. In the meantime, James McCann ($2,600, 5.2% of cap), who has been serviceable considering the uninspiring lot of catchers in 2015, isn't a bad sleeper pick on FantasyScore when facing lefties. McCann has a slash line of .310/.375/.586 with both of his homers against southpaws.

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Tigers | Alex Avila close to baseball activities

Wed, 27 May 2015 11:11:41 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) could be close to starting baseball activities, in the opinion of manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: That doesn't really sound like Avila ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is close to making a return or going on a rehab assignment, for that matter. James McCann ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) continues to do most of the catching the meantime, and he's not a bad sleeper pick at the catcher position, based on matchups. McCann is hitting .281 (27-for-96) with two home runs and 10 RBI.

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