Tigers C Alex Avila leaves game after taking foul ball off his mask

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Friday June 1st, 2012

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila was removed from his team's game against the Boston Red Sox in the third inning after taking a hard foul ball off his mask. Blood was streaming down his face from a cut above his nose and Avila appeared to be a bit woozy as he was attended to by an athletic trainer. Avila was replaced by Gerald Laird.

Jason Beck of MLB.com tweeted an update on Avila's condition:

https://twitter.com/beckjason/status/208363974545256449

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