Found July 21, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT -- The Tigers' disabled list should be getting shorter, sooner rather than later. After a couple of good days of work, outfielder Andy Dirks could begin a rehabilitation assignment as soon as Sunday night. Dirks has been on the DL since May 31 with right Achilles tendinitis. "I feel good enough to play right now," Dirks said. "This is by far the best it's felt. The last two days went really well, so hopefully I can get out and go play somewhere tomorrow." Head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said they wanted to make sure that Dirks could run the bases on back-to-back days. It was something they tried earlier in the week but Dirks experienced some soreness so they backed off. "He ran bases on Tuesday but wasn't able to come back and really give us what we wanted to see on Wednesday," Rand said. "So we gave him obviously another couple days, and he ran yesterday and today. Based on that, we feel real comfortable about him going ou...
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