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

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:


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