Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila remains sidelined after experiencing concussion-like symptoms prior to Tuesday's game against Minnesota.
Avila, who left Sunday's contest with lightheadedness and a headache after taking a foul ball off his mask, won't return to the club until he is symptom-free for a full day.
"Alex did some baseball activity (Tuesday) and felt a little lightheaded, so he's going to be off," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said.
It's the second such instance in less than a month for Avila, who suffered concussions in each of the last two seasons.
On Monday, Ausmus admitted Avila's history with head trauma has motivated the club to take a cautious approach.
"For sure, there's concern there," Ausmus said, via MLB.com. "This is a dangerous area. There's a lot more information on concussion and how dangerous the long-term effects are."
Since Avila will need to prove he is symptom-free and Detroit is off Thursday, the Tigers backstop isn't expected to return until Friday at the earliest.
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