Avila isn't starting Monday's game against the Padres. Avila will head to the bench for the third straight contest, though there's been no word on any type of injury. Carson Kelly draws the start behind the dish and will bat eighth in Avila's stead.
Avila is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants. Avila finds himself on the bench for the second straight game as the Diamondbacks continue with the three-man rotation at catcher. The 32-year-old is 1-for-9 with three starts since coming off the injured list May 11, though he also has five walks. John Ryan Murphy will start behind the plate and bat eighth in Sunday's series finale.
Avila went 2-for-2 with two walks, a double, an RBI and a run scored in Monday's 9-3 win over the Pirates. Avila has started two of three games since returning from a five-week absence due to a quadriceps injury. He started four of the Diamondbacks' first nine games before suffering the injury and six of the 11 games for which he's been available this season. He looks like the catcher who may get the most starts of Arizona's three-man catching corps.
Avila (quadriceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday and will start behind the plate against Atlanta. Avila went 5-for-15 prior to landing on the injured list. The Diamondbacks have been reluctant to commit to a starting catcher, so expect Avila to split time with Carson Kelly and John Ryan Murphy fairly evenly going forward.
Manager Torey Lovullo said Avila is "getting close" to a return, Jack Magruder of The Sports Xchange reports. Avila appeared in a pair of extended spring training games on back-to-back days earlier in the week, bringing the backstop one step closer to rejoining the big-league club. He's been sidelined since April 7 with a strained quadriceps, but if Avila checks out OK in the coming days, he could be cleared to rejoin the Diamondbacks during their upcoming weekend series against the Braves.