Avila said that Verlander simply missed on a couple of pitches but overall looked solid.
Alex Avila can understand how Astros batters struggled to hit Robbie Ray’s deceptive fastball; at times Avila struggled to catch it.
Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila has been scratched from the lineup against the Chicago White Sox due to lower back spasms.
Tiger fans, just like any other fan base always have their gripes.
Austin Jackson – In 2012, Jackson had an .856 OPS and a 5.5 WAR. Those numbers dropped to .754 and 3.4 last season.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his first home run of spring training for Miami and the Marlins lost to the Tigers 3-1 on Sunday.
We already know the x-factors for the Tigers – Nick Castellanos, Ian Kinsler and Drew Smyly.
The Detroit Tigers have avoided arbitration with Alex Avila by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with their No. 1 catcher.
“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.”
Avila said twisting his knee made an old injury flare up, but he seemed to expect to play Saturday in Game 6.