The last few weeks have been a little rough on those behind the plate for the Detroit Tigers, so designated hitter Victor Martinez could be returning to the catcher spot this weekend.
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.
Thursday he took a foul tip to the side of the head, and when he reported dizziness, the Tigers removed him from the game.
Detroit catcher Alex Avila has been taken to a hospital and is being tested for a possible concussion after leaving the Tigers’ game against Cleveland on Thursday.
Ninth inning comebacks are rare in baseball. The Detroit Tigers had rallied to win twice all season when they trailed after eight innings.
Alex Avila and Torii Hunter hit homers in a five-run second inning and the Detroit Tigers scored five more runs in the fourth inning of an 11-1 rout of the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.
Alex Avila hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the sixth inning off Stephen Strasburg and the Detroit Tigers beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 Tuesday night.
The Tigers activated catcher Alex Avila (forearm) off the 15-day disabled list following Monday’s 8-3 loss at Toronto.
“That’s a hot tamale,” Torii Hunter said. “I remember that whole thing.”
Tigers catcher Alex Avila began his minor-league rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Toledo.