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Alex Avila Injury: Tigers Catcher Will Make Rehab Assignment On Monday In Toledo

The Detroit Tigers are close to getting one of their most valuable players back in the lineup, as injured catcher Alex Avila continues to recover from a hamstring injury and will take a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Monday.

The 25-year-old Avila has missed Detroit's last 10 games while on the disabled list, and watched firsthand while a handful of reserve catchers were shuffled into the lineup to make due in his absence. Though the organization will be wary to avoid rushing a valuable commodity like an All-Star catcher back into action, Avila is still hopeful that he can return to the lineup on Thursday.

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