MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 25: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers congratulates Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers on scoring against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning on May 25, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
CBSSports.com’s Danny Knobler tweets that the Tigers say they’ll activate catcher Alex Avilafrom the DL on Thursday.
Avila hasn’t played since June 5, when he aggravated a right hamstring injury. On the season, Avila is hitting .250/.338/.429. While that’s not up to his 2011 levels, that’s still good production by catcher standards.
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