Avila said he has no idea what reaction Peralta’s return to Comerica Park will elicit from fans, but he hopes it will be a favorable one.
In 2011 or 2012, no one would have ever thought to question whether Justin Verlander, in 2011 the most dominant pitcher and in 2012 still one of the best, would be the number one starter for the playoffs.
Champ: Alex Avila for stepping up his play as of late and looks like a starting catcher again.
After significant shuffling and several additions, the bullpen looks ready for postseason play – just in time. Is the worrying over?
If Peralta cannot play left field, Leyland told Stoney and Bill on 97.1 The Ticket, Peralta, who was given a 50-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, will likely not be on the playoff roster.
Tigers catcher Alex Avila had a four-hit night during a 9-1 win at Chicago Tuesday.
Verlander looked like his old self Sunday, prompting hopes that he is back on the right track.
After four games with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, catcher Alex Avila is on his way back to the Detroit Tigers.
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.