Alex Avila: (Jaw) Cleared to Play Staff

Update: Avila (jaw) was medically cleared to play after "passing" a SCAT II concussion test Thursday, reports.

Recommendation: He also took batting practice Thursday without any complications. Avila is expected to be behind the plate Friday and Sunday, with Gerald Laird getting the nod against lefty Scott Diamond on Saturday. Feel free to plug Avila back in your lineup.