|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||185.00||4.00||.281||20.00||30.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Back - 60-day DL. On Triple-A rehab assignment|
|vs Guthrie (Career)||20||9||0|| .600||.476||.450|
|Last 10 Games|
|Setback could wipe out season for Andy Dirks |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/20/14) Yet another setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury could prevent Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks from playing major league baseball this season. He has been out all year after back surgery.
Dirks reinjured his hamstring Sunday night while running the bases for Triple-A Toledo. It was the second game of his latest rehab stint.
"Depending on how bad the hamstring is, I don't want to write him off," Brad Ausmus told MLive.com. "But it'd be tough at this point."
The Tigers have not yet recalled Dirks from his rehab assignment, which is his third in less than two months. An announcement is expected Wednesday, a day after an MRI on the hamstring, the results of which has yet to be revealed. Dirks remains on the 60-day disabled list.
|Andy Dirks set to resume rehab assignment Saturday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/15/14) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks will resume a rehab assignment Saturday, according to MLB.com.
Dirks had been on a rehab assignment, but was pulled from it after injuring his hamstring. He was removed from his rehab assignment August 8, and missed a week of action. It's unclear how many games he'll play before he rejoins the major-league club.
|Andy Dirks not ready to resume rehab assignment |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/12/14) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks is only running at about 75 percent and is not ready to resume a rehab assignment, MLive.com reports.
Dirks was taken off his rehab assignment after being unable to take batting practice with Triple-A Toledo Friday due to a tight hamstring. The injury isn't believed to be serious, and the outfielder is expected to get back into game action some time this week. Dirks has yet to play this season while recovering from a back injury.
|GM: Andy Dirks' injury not believed to be serious |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(8/11/14) Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told MLB.com on Monday that outfielder Andy Dirks' injury is not believed to be serious. Dirks was removed from his game at Class A West Michigan Tuesday due to minor hamstring soreness and was removed from his assignment.
"I would anticipate he'll be out playing sometime this week," Dombrowski said. "It's not a major hamstring problem. It's more of a grab and a little bit of a strain."
|Andy Dirks unable to take BP, removed from rehab assignment |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/8/14) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks was unable to take batting practice Friday with Triple-A Toledo due to a tight hamstring and has been taken off his rehab assignment by the team, The Detroit News reports.
"The hamstring isn’t a big deal, it just grabbed a little bit," Dirks said. "Just precautionary, sitting out a few days to make sure everything is perfect."
Dirks has yet to play this season while recovering from a back injury. His 20-day rehab assignment was scheduled to expire Aug. 20 before ending prematurely.
|Andy Dirks isn't your typical corner outfielder, but while he doesn't normally have tremendous home run power, in 2013 he didn't provide the doubles power and high batting average he has shown he is capable of either. Of course, he wasn't completely healthy, and that looks to be the case again heading into 2014. But while the problem before was his knees, this time, it's his back. He underwent a microdiscectomy in March and will need 12 weeks before he can even begin rehabilitation, making him a long shot to return before the All-Star break. By then, the Tigers may have found a more permanent alternative. Particularly if you have a DL slot available, you could do worse with a late-round pick in an AL-only league, but you shouldn't hold out much hope for Dirks either.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
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