Injury updates on Avila, Jackson
Word from the Tigers on catcher Alex Avila is that he is not showing concussion symptoms. At this point, he’s listed as day-to-day with a sprained jaw, which he suffered when he collided with Prince Fielder’s right elbow while they were chasing Carlos Santana’s foul pop-up in front of the Tigers dugout.
“He probably will not play tomorrow,” manager Jim Leyland said, “although the trainer said he probably will be able to play tomorrow. So we’ll see how that works out.”
As it turns out, it was not an automatic that Avila was going to sit Monday against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. Leyland said he was looking over matchups and seemed like he was seriously considering playing him, at least before Sunday’s injury.
As for Austin Jackson, his status is up in the air after missing Sunday’s game with a sore left ankle. He spent the day getting treatment, but Leyland wasn’t sure if he’d be good to go. He was noticeably hobbled when he was walking around the clubhouse Sunday morning, but that was before treatment.