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Gerald Laird Injury: Tigers Catcher Won't See The DL

The Detroit Tigers have had plenty of issues with injuries as of late. Their starting pitching has been hit, and they're just now expecting to have Drew Smyly back from the disabled list. But there's injury elsewhere, too and a decision was expected on Thursday regarding Gerald Laird and his left hamstring issue.

Well, they did make a decision, and according to the Detroit News, Laird won't have to see the disabled list:

"I can still feel a knot, but it's a lot better," Laird said about his hamstring. "I'm good to go."

Laird will remain on the active roster, just a day after having to leave a game due to severe cramping in his left hamstring. Fortunately, the team has Alex Avila back in action on Thursday, so they can afford to keep Laird on the roster just a little bit longer if he's still injured.

With Avila returning from the disabled list, Laird can take a couple days to heal up as opposed to having to ride the DL for 15 days. Avila has been on the DL since June 6. To make room for Avila, some thought that Laird might be going down, but since he's going to be better sooner rather than later, Bryan Holaday was optioned to Toledo.

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