Tigers place Alex Avila on DL
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have put catcher Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.
Detroit purchased the contract of catcher Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo and designated catcher Omir Santos for assignment. The Tigers also recalled right-hander Jose Ortega from Toledo.
Holaday is set to make his major league debut Wednesday night against Cleveland. He was a sixth-round pick in the 2010 draft and hit .248 in 36 games with Toledo this year.
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