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Alex Avila out of lineup

Updated: September 17, 2012, 1:35 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is out of the starting lineup Monday against the White Sox after he collided with teammate Prince Fielder while chasing a foul ball a day earlier.

Avila and Fielder converged on the foul ball near the first base dugout in the sixth inning at Cleveland on Sunday and Fielder's elbow hit Avila in the jaw, sending the catcher stumbling backward before he fell to the ground. The Tigers lost 7-6.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Avila was available ...

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