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Alex Avila Injury: Tigers Catcher Scratched From Lineup With Tight Hamstring

The hits keep on coming for the Tigers, and I'm not talking about base hits that lead to runs and winning games; I'm talking about nagging injuries that are depleting the lineup and haunting Jim Leyland and the Tigers.

Just a few hours before the Tigers were set to take on the Yankees Saturday night, the team announced that Alex Avila is a late scratch with a tight right hamstring. Omir Santos will catch in his place.

This is an updated lineup for the game:

The Tigers bench now consists of Ramon Santiago, and that's it. Andy Dirks will be unavailable with a sore achilles and Gerald Laird is also out with a tight right hammy, which he injured during Friday night's game. Don Kelly, Saturday night's starting left fielder, is the team's emergency catcher.

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