Alex Avila concussed again in Lounge Posted September 3, 2014 he takes a beating! i know he gets paid well for being behind the plate, but some nights i feel sorry for the guy. it's almost an every game occurrence. to me, the opposing catchers rarely take direct hits. last nights was pretty bad though. he pretty much fell straight backwards while still in his crouch. i hope for a speedy recovery. the tigers will need him for the push down the stretch.