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Alex Avila injury

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 27: Joakim Soria #38 and Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate a win of the game against the Minnesota Twins on April 27, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 5-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Avila Will Avoid Surgery; No Immediate Timetable For Return

“I can’t give you an exact time frame, [but] it’s certainly shorter than what they expect if he’d have had surgery,” Ausmus said.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 17:  David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox is out at home by Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Martinez Probably Will Not Catch, Leyland Says, But Would Be An Option

“Hopefully we can have him ready for the game back in Boston,” Leyland said. “Whether we’re going to have that or not, I don’t really know.”

CBS Detroit–10/18/2013

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 16: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers strikes out and makes a comment to home plate umpire James Hoye during the ninth inning of game one of a double header against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on August 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Pena, Cabrera Get Dinged Up In Opener Against Twins

The Detroit Tigers lost their game against the Minnesota Twins Monday, and they also saw a couple of their players get a little banged up.

CBS Detroit–08/21/2013