|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||410.00||12.00||.290||47.00||67.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore||15||4||0|| .313|| .267|| .267|
|vs Britton (Career)||3||1||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs LHP||33||6||1|| .250|| .273|| .182|
|06/18/2013||Rajai Davis, RF TOR||Andy Dirks, LF DET|
|06/18/2013||Andy Dirks, LF DET|
Miguel Cabrera, 3B DET
David Murphy, LF TEX
Greg Holland, RP KC
|Shane Victorino, RF BOS|
Kyle Seager, 3B SEA
Torii Hunter, RF DET
Justin Verlander, SP DET
|06/17/2013||Andy Dirks, LF DET|
Mike Zunino, C SEA
|Dan Straily, SP OAK|
Ben Revere, CF PHI
|Last 10 Games|
|Andy Dirks hitless in return to lineup|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(6/16/13) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks, who was held out until Saturday's game in order to rest his sore knees, returned against the Twins to go 0 for 4. It was his first action since June 11.
Dirks, who is batting .245 on the season, has hit in all but two games he's played in June. He's gone 10 for 42 (.238) during the month, however, with four RBI and six strikeouts.
|Andy Dirks off until Saturday|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(6/12/13) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks is out until at least Saturday, in order to rest and recover from soreness in his knees. Manager Jim Leyland told MLive.com Wednesday that Dirks will sit out Wednesday's game against the Royals as well as Friday against the Twins.
"He's going to get three days off, and that's a good thing," Leyland said. "I think his knees are a little sore. He will have today off, obviously tomorrow off -- we're all off -- and then the first pitcher in Minnesota's a left-hander, so that should freshen him up good. That works out good."
Dirks is riding a five-game hitting streak that has raised his batting average to .250 on the season. Dirks is likely to lose his spot at the top of the order in the coming days, with Austin Jackson set to return from an injury.
"He's done OK, but he's not an ideal leadoff hitter by any means," Leyland said. "But he's done fine. ... Sometimes you ask guys to do things that, it's really not their strong point, but he's a fine player. He's doing a pretty darn decent job. And he will probably be glad when he gets out of the leadoff spot."
|Andy Dirks becoming steady offensive contributor|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/22/13) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks homered, drove in two runs and finished with two hits Tuesday against the Indians. It was his fourth home run in his last 16 games (14 starts).
Dirks is batting .302 (19 for 63) with a .556 slugging percentage, one triple, two doubles, two stolen bases, four walks, 10 RBI and 11 runs in his last 16 games. His average has gone from .200 to .252 in that span.
|Will the at-bats continue for Andy Dirks?|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/14/13) After sitting out a couple of games to rest his sore knee, Andy Dirks has been on fire for the Tigers, batting .354 (17 for 48) with four home runs and two steals over his last 13 games. And because he's gotten to start 12 of those games, Fantasy owners have taken notice.
But just because he's getting everyday at-bats doesn't mean he's an everyday player. We can all hope his recent surge will convince the Tigers to keep him in the lineup, especially with Austin Jackson sidelined, but the fact of the matter is Dirks still has sat out each of the Tigers' seven games against left-handed pitchers this year. They just haven't faced one in a while.
For what it's worth, he actually has a higher batting average and OPS against than lefties than righties in his career, but you can't ignore history. Until the Tigers' behavior changes, Dirks will remain an AL-only option.
|Andy Dirks back in leadoff spot|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) After a strong game Monday, Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks will reprise his role in the leadoff spot Tuesday.
Dirks had three hits Monday, including a home run. With Austin Jackson on the disabled list, it looks like Dirks will have a shot to prove himself at the top of the team's lineup. He's hitting .260/.345/.427 in 96 at-bats. He'll face Astros pitcher Lucas Harrell Tuesday.
|From his one stolen base last season, you wouldn't know that Andy Dirks has some speed, but he does -- and he was still able to use it to help Fantasy owners. In his second season with the Tigers, Dirks hit .322, and that batting average was helped by him hitting .321 on grounders. Not only did Dirks leg out a dozen infield hits in 314 at-bats, but he also sped his way to five triples. Because Dirks hits doubles and triples and doesn't strike out much, he has appeal for owners in points leagues, but his relative lack of home run power (15 home runs in 533 career at-bats) means that Rotisserie owners will have to find help for that category elsewhere. Dirks' ability to hit for a high average makes him viable for owners in deeper mixed leagues, as long as he plays close to every day. He may have to fend off prospect Nick Castellanos to win the starting left field job, but there's at least a decent chance he can do it, and that will give him the opportunity to be relevant in Fantasy. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/18/13||BAL||7:08 pm||Zach Britton|
|6/19/13||BAL||1:08 pm||Chris Tillman|
|6/20/13||BOS||7:08 pm||John Lackey|
|6/21/13||BOS||7:08 pm||Jon Lester|
|6/22/13||BOS||7:15 pm|| |
|6/23/13||BOS||1:08 pm||Felix Doubront|
|6/25/13||LAA||7:08 pm||C.J. Wilson|