Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday will be optioned to Triple-A Toledo to open up a spot for catcher Alex Avila, according to Tigers media relations director Brian Britten:
— Brian Britten (@BBritten_Tigers) June 21, 2012
Tigers will option Holaday to Toledo to make room on roster for Avila's return from disabled list. #tigers
Avila had been on the DL since June 6 with a right hamstring strain. He had three rehab appearances with Toledo, going 3 for 7 with a walk and three strikeouts.
Holaday debuted on June 6, the same day Avila went to the DL.
It was unclear whether Holaday would be optioned or Gerald Laird, who strained him hamstring in Wednesday's game, would be sent to the DL. Laird's injury apparently doesn't warrant a trip to the DL, which means Holaday is heading for Toledo.