DETROIT Andy Dirks is just a bored baseball player right now.
The Tigers outfielder has been on the disabled list since May 31 because of the right Achilles tendinitis leaving him stuck using a walking boot.
"Its just one of those things that we just got to get that spot healed," Dirks said. "Timetable-wise, I have no idea. Its been a rough injury for me. Ive had a few little injuries here or there, but nothing to keep me out."
Dirks has learned that unlike a muscle strain, a tendon strain often takes longer to heal, and even more so when it's a large tendon like the Achilles.
"I was thinking five days, but its been a month," Dirks said. "I want to be out there and playing, but theres nothing I can do except wait it out at this point. Were doing a couple therapy things on it and trying everything to get it to heal faster."
The training staff has tried pretty much everything electric stimulation, heat, ice and rest.
Dirks acknowledges that when he originally hurt his hamstrin...