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Andy Dirks | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Blue Jays released OF Andy Dirks.
Dirks needs another back surgery, according to Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith, and is expected to miss the entire 2015 season. He was limited to 14 rehab games last year following March surgery on his back. Tough times for the 29-year-old outfielder. Apr 23 - 11:00 AM
Source: Sportsnet.ca

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Andy Dirks (back) is expected to begin baseball-related activities in 7-10 days.

Dirks is on the minor league side of Blue Jays camp but could move over to the major league side now that Michael Saunders is done for the first half of the 2015 regular season due to a torn left meniscus. Dirks was limited to 14 rehab games in 2014 following March surgery on his back and has been easing into spring training this year. He signed a minor league contract with Toronto in mid-January.
Feb 26 - 11:33 AM

Andy Dirks will report to minor rather than major league camp during spring training as he continues to rehab his surgically-repaired back.

Dirks, 29, underwent surgery last March and was limited to just 14 rehab games in 2014 as he rehabbed his back and also a hamstring injury. He's flashed some upside in the past, but Dirks will have to show he can stay healthy before getting on the radar even in the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Source: Sportsnet
Feb 15 - 11:10 AM

Blue Jays signed OF Andy Dirks to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. Dirks, who turns 29 next week, was non-tendered by the Tigers in December. Dirks batted .256/.323/.363 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 484 plate appearances in 2013. He underwent back surgery in March, then strained his hamstring in August during a game with Triple-A Toledo.
Jan 15 - 2:37 PM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that Andy Dirks has "drawn attention" from the Marlins.

The Marlins have cast a wide net in their search for a fourth outfielder, with Nate Schierholtz, Ichiro Suzuki and Will Venable piquing the team's interest in addition to Dirks. Dirks played only 14 rehab games in 2014 following back surgery and is currently a free agent after being non-tendered by the Blue Jays following a waiver claim. Slated to turn 29 later this month, Dirks is a career .276/.332/.413 hitter.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Jan 11 - 2:03 PM

Andy Dirks' agent, Will McGuffey, said Monday that his client is drawing healthy interest in free agency.

Dirks was non-tendered by the Blue Jays last week. The 28-year-old missed the entire 2014 season following back surgery and might have to wait until later in the offseason to find a home.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 03:37:00 PM

Blue Jays non-tendered OF Andy Dirks.

Dirks was claimed off waivers from the Tigers at the end of October. He missed the 2014 season following back surgery. When healthy, he's a career .276/.332/.413 hitter. Assuming he's healthy, Dirks been a productive enough hitter at times that he should find a spot on somebody's roster prior to Opening Day.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 08:52:00 AM

Blue Jays claimed OF Andy Dirks off waivers from the Tigers; activated him off the 60-day disabled list.

Dirks missed all of the 2014 season while rehabbing from back surgery before eventually being shut down with a strained hamstring. He's been a useful player at times in the past, though, and shouldn't have trouble cracking the Jays' Opening Day roster as long as he's healthy. Dirks is a career .276/.332/.413 hitter.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 02:24:00 PM

Andy Dirks has been shut down from his rehab assignment due to a Grade 2 hamstring strain.

Dirks has been out all season due to back surgery and his rehab continues to be stalled by different setbacks. It's no longer a sure thing that he will be able to appear in a major league game for the Tigers this year.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Andy Dirks (back, hamstring) will resume a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.

Dirks has been slowed for the last week with a tweaked hamstring, but it wasn't a significant setbacks. He's missed all season following back surgery but the Tigers remain hopeful of getting him back before the end of the year.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 04:54:00 PM

Andy Dirks was pulled back from his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo after suffering a strained hamstring on Tuesday.

Dirks has yet to play in a game with the Tigers this season as he has suffered numerous setbacks in his recovery from back surgery. He will remain at Toledo and continue to receive treatment until he is able to resume his rehab, which isn't expected to happen until next week.
Source: M-Live.com
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Andy Dirks' hamstring injury is considered minor.

Dirks left a rehab game at Low-A West Michigan on Tuesday after tweaking his left hamstring, but he should only be out for a couple of days. The outfielder is hoping to return to the Tigers at some point this month and will soon move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Toledo. He's been out all season due to back surgery.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 11:38:00 AM

Andy Dirks (back) left a rehab game with Low-A West Michigan on Tuesday with a left hamstring injury.

It's just one setback after another for Dirks. How much time this latest setback will cost him isn't known, but the Tigers and fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him at this point.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 09:51:00 PM

Andy Dirks (back) is scheduled to resume his minor league rehab assignment Friday with Low-A West Michigan.

Dirks had his rehab halted in mid-July after experiencing renewed inflammation in his surgically-repaired lower back. There is no longer a timetable for his return.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 09:28:00 AM

The Tigers have yet to decide when Andy Dirks (back) will resume his rehab assignment.

Dirks was pulled off his rehab assignment earlier this month due to muscle inflammation in his surgically-repaired back. He's resumed baseball activities, but it's not clear when he'll be ready for game action. Obviously, he's a long shot at this point to be a major contributor to the Tigers this season.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 08:11:00 PM

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