Avila update: Tweaked knee, feels fine
When Alex Avila was seen hobbling around the Tigers dugout in the seventh inning following a play at first base, the fear was that he had turned his ankle stepped on the bag thanks in part to a wild throw from Alex Rodriguez. Turns out it was actually his knee, which gave way a little on the shift below.
He stayed in the game, obviously, and he said after the game he was fine. But coming off a foul ball in which he slipped on the wet on-deck circle and had manager Jim Leyland terrified he’d pulled a groin, he seems to be creating concern.
“Just a little tweak in my knee,” Avila said. “The contact, that’s going to happen when you step on somebody’s foot running at full speed.’