Tigers catcher Alex Avila goes to hospital with concussion symptoms
Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila went to the hospital Thursday night to get an MRI after feeling light-headed and nauseous — common symptoms of a concussion — manager Jim Leyland said after Detroit’s 10-3 win over Cleveland.
Avila left the game in the bottom of the fifth inning with an injury.
The 26-year-old Avila has a .200 batting average this season with 36 RBIs but has hit .270 in his last 10 games, including Thursday night.
The Tigers, coming off a sweep of the Indians, are expected to announce the results of the MRI on Friday. Avila was activated from the 15-day disabled list in July after dealing with a left forearm contusion.