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Tigers Injury Update: Andy Dirks unlikely to return this season

The Detroit Tigers enter Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays with a 66-56 record, second in the American League East. The Tigers have struggled of late, losers of nine out of their last 14 games. At 22nd in the league in staff ERA, the Tigers' offense has had to carry much of the load. On the injury front, it appears outfielder Andy Dirks may miss the rest of the season...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Andy Dirks to resume rehab in Toledo

The Detroit Tigers have been near the top of the Major Leagues in runs scored all season, but have struggled of late, scoring just a run in the last two games against the New York Yankees. Following a 1-0 loss on Thursday night, the Tigers fell to 62-50 but hold a two and a half game lead over the Kansas City Royals in the division. One player that could give the offense a spark...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Andy Dirks leaves rehab

The Detroit Tigers won in 12 inning over the New York Yankees on Tuesday by the score of 4-3. The win improved the first place Tigers to 62-48, five games ahead of the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central. At fifth in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Tigers were looking for an additional offensive boost with the eventual return of Andy Dirks. They'll have to wait...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers' Andy Dirks suffers setback in rehab

The Tigers were hoping to see if outfielder Andy Dirks could return this month but, that is now on hold. The team announced that Dirks' injury rehab assignment from Single-A Lakeland had been recalled and he would remain on the 60-day disabled list. The Tigers said Dirks was suffering from "low-back muscular inflammation from increased activity." Dirks has been playing for the Lakeland...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: Andy Dirks starts rehab assignment

DETROIT -- In a few weeks, the Tigers are going to have a glut of outfielders. Andy Dirks, out since March 29 after undergoing lower back surgery, was scheduled to start his injury rehabilitation assignment Tuesday with Single-A Lakeland. "He'll obviously be there until we feel that he's ready to move to Toledo," Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. "We're going to start...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Right Out Of Left Field

Andy Dirks, our presumptive mostly-everyday LF, is having back surgery. He’ll be out 12 weeks at the least. The alarmist in me reads this as: Dirks will be out 4 months minimum, will struggle mightily when he does get back, and in essence, he’s done as a Tiger. Even the non-alarmist has to admit that chances of Dirks staying in the long-range plans for LF, 2015 and beyond, have...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dirks expected to miss three months after back surgery

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks is expected to miss three months because of a back problem that requires surgery. General manager Dave Dombrowski says the 28-year-old Dirks will have surgery Monday. Dirks was expected to share the left field spot with Rajai Davis, whom the Tigers signed in the offseason. Dirks hit .256 with nine home runs in 131 games...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Andy Dirks out, trouble brewing

Detroit Tigers: Andy Dirks out, trouble brewingAnd here comes trouble for the Detroit Tigers. Andy Dirks injured his back and is slated for surgery and will likely miss 3-4 months of the season. He was scheduled to be the lefty-hitting platoon mate of Rajai Davis in left field. In theory, Don Kelly could slide into that role. Dirks was supposed to get a big number of at-bats against...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dirks parts ways with long locks

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The one thing people had actually been asking a lot about during spring training was Andy Dirks' long hair. People wanted to know if he was going to keep growing it or if he might cut it when the regular season started.  Manager Brad Ausmus said if Dirks played well, he could grow it to his feet.  The answer came Friday as Dirks arrived in camp with short hair...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers reportedly sign Rajai Davis

Well, I hope you like small ball. In what appears to be an answer to the left field dilemma for the Detroit Tigers, they have reportedly agreed to a 2-year deal with former Blue Jays speedster Rajai Davis. Rajai Davis Davis, 33, spent the last three seasons with Toronto and is best known for his speed.  Davis stole 45 bases in 51 opportunities a season ago and has swiped 216 bags...
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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