Avila rehab update
The catching portion of Alex Avila’s rehab assignment has ended without a hitch. He caught five innings of Adam Wilk and went 2-for-2 with a walk in the Mud Hens win over Lehigh Valley.
The evening gave Avila plenty of chances to test his hamstring while running the bases, which was arguably the biggest question going into this assignment. He was caught in a first-inning rundown on the basepaths and come out of it all right, according to John Wagner of the Toledo Blade.
Avila is scheduled to serve as the DH for the Mud Hens Wednesday night. He’s also scheduled to serve as a celebrity ice cream scooper at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit Wednesday morning. Unless something happens Wednesday, Avila will be activated from the DL in time for Thursday’s game against the Cardinals, which fellow Mud Hen Jacob Turner is scheduled to start.