Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 7/16/12
DETROIT -- Brayan Villarreal could be back as soon as Tuesday and Andy Dirks is getting closer. Villarreal, who did not pitch in the three-game series in Baltimore because of a neck injury, was to see a neck specialist sometime before Monday's game. "I feel much better than yesterday," Villarreal said. "I think I'll be ready tomorrow, that's what I think. That's what I feel, but we gotta see the doctor, see what he say." Villarreal said he first felt a pinch in his neck upon awakening Friday. "I start feeling bad and I let them know I can't pitch like that," Villarreal said. "Then I tried to just warm up and I felt like it still hurt." As for Dirks, who has been on the disabled list since May 31 with right Achilles tendinitis, joined the team after spending the All-Star break working in Florida. Monday he was showing the trainers his progress. "We went out, we did some agilities and stuff, everything felt good," Dirks said. "I went down to Florida for a week, worked down there...
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