Alex Avila out of lineup
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 to play or pinch-hit in Monday's makeup game against Chicago, which leads Detroit by two games in the AL Central.
Center fielder Austin Jackson is back in Detroit's lineup and leading off after sitting out Sunday with a sore left knee.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
MORE MLB HEADLINES
- Halladay retires after 1-day Blue Jays deal
- It's unanimous: Torre, La Russa, Cox to Hall
- M's GM in defense: 'We've never deviated'
- Maddon: Rays must be ready for Price trade
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- Majestic Men's Detroit Tigers Jhonny Peralta #27 Authentic Cool Base Home White On-Field Jersey