• Tigers scratch Avila because of sore right arm

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Oct 28, 2012
    Leyland wasn't sure what Avila's status would be if the Tigers won to extend the series. At this point, Avila would be available in an emergency situation. Leyland thought Avila, who has a bruised right forearm, could catch in an emergency. The Tigers need any kind of base runners, so if Laird can get on for Austin Jackson and the rest of the Tigers order, they would be in position to benefit. CABRERA’S TRIPLE WHAMMY  Most prominent Tigers made themselves available to reporters in the clubhouse after Game 3. He has dealt with knee issues in each of the last two seasons, spent time on the disabled list in June with a right hamstring strain, then missed a couple days in September with concussion-like symptoms sustained in a collision with Prince Fielder.
    Sources: ESPN.com MLB.com
    • Injury Prompts Tigers to Change Catchers

      Alex Avila, who has a bruised right forearm, sat in favor of Gerald Laird for Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Game 4 lineup tweaks: Alex Avila out for Tigers, Ryan Theriot to DH for Giants

      Because of lingering soreness in his right wrist, Alex Avila won't start at catcher Sunday night for the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of the World Series. Instead, they'll use Gerald Laird like they did in Game 2. Laird will hit ninth. Ken Rosenthal of Fox …
      Source: yahoo.com

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