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Andy Dirks | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Aug 20 - 5:51 PM

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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.
Aug 15 - 4:54 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.
Aug 8 - 7:10 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.
Aug 7 - 11:38 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.
Aug 5 - 9:51 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.
Jul 31 - 9:28 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.
Jul 29 - 8:11 PM

Andy Dirks (back) has resumed baseball activities.

Dirks was pulled off his rehab assignment earlier this month due to muscle inflammation in his surgically-repaired back. It's obviously good news that he's resuming activities, but there remains no timetable for his return.
Jul 22 - 7:14 PM

Andy Dirks was pulled off his rehab assignment due to muscle inflammation in his lower back.

The Tigers announced they had recalled Dirks from his assignment with High-A Lakeland, and the diagnosis is back inflammation due to increased activity. It's obviously not a good sign that he's having back issues, as he's been rehabbing from March back surgery. He was on pace to return near the end of the month prior to being shut down. There's no timetable with the new setback.
Jul 16 - 7:27 PM

The Tigers recalled Andy Dirks from his rehab assignment with High-A Lakeland on Wednesday.

Dirks will remain on the disabled list despite being recalled, and's Jason Beck thinks the move may just be a procedural one by the organization to buy Dirks an extra day of rehab. Injured players get a maximum of 20 days of rehabilitation before a move is required, and with Triple-A Toledo on break until Thursday, recalling Dirks before reassigning him to Triple-A on Thursday would allow them to save a day. The bottom line is, Dirks is still not ready for major league games, and he'll likely need the entire 20 days of rehab before being recalled to the big club.
Jul 16 - 6:29 PM

Andy Dirks (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Lakeland.

Dirks has been sidelined all season following back surgery in March, but he's finally ready for game action. Barring any setbacks, he should join the Tigers shortly after the All-Star break.
Jul 8 - 1:44 PM

Andy Dirks (back) could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment following a batting practice session on Wednesday.

The timetable on Dirks was recently slowed down due to some hamstring soreness, but he's feeling good now. The 28-year-old has been out all season following a microdisectomy, but he should be ready to rejoin the Tigers around the All-Star break. It will be interesting to see what role he might have, as J.D. Martinez and Rajai Davis have played well this season.
Jun 30 - 4:45 PM

Andy Dirks (back) is days away from beginning a rehab assignment.

Dirks, who is working his way back from a microdisectomy, began ramping up his baseball activities a couple weeks ago. He's been out all season, so he figures to need a bunch of rehab games before being activated. Dirks figures to return around the All-Star break.
Jun 22 - 10:21 AM

Andy Dirks (back) has begun ramping up his baseball activities.

"He's been throwing, he's been running bases, some soft toss. Tee work, soft toss, batting practice," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "I don't think he's got the live batting practice, but that's gotta be somewhere here in the near future." The Tigers projected sometime in June as a rough timetable for Dirks after he underwent a microdisectomy, but it would be a surprise if he's back this month. Still, it appears he's moving in the right direction.
Jun 12 - 9:25 PM

Andy Dirks (back) began doing light baseball activities this week, including throwing and taking dry swings.

Dirks is in the process of recovering from microdisectomy surgery and isn't expected to rejoin the Tigers until mid-June. Rajai Davis has done an exceptional job as the team's primary left fielder so it remains to be seen how much playing time will be available once Dirks is able to return.
May 10 - 10:37 AM

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