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12 Andy Dirks LF
Height/Weight: 6-0/195 | Birthdate: 1/24/1986 | Birthplace: Hutchinson, KS | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Toronto | College: Wichita State | MLB Experience: 3 | Salary: $505,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 531.50
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Blue Jays' Dirks (back) will start baseball activities in 7-10 days


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Blue Jays outfielder Andy Dirks (back) will start baseball activities in 7-10 days, per MLB.com. He could be elevated to major-league camp later this spring, but it appears his chances of being ready for opening day are not great.

"No, I wouldn't think," manager John Gibbons said when asked if Dirks could be considered for a spot on the opening day roster. "He still has some time he's going to need, but that could change."


Blue Jays lose LF Michael Saunders (knee) for first half of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders revealed Thursday he is expected to be sidelined until the All-Star break due to a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Saunders, who was slated to start in left field for Toronto, said he suffered the injury Wednesday after he stepped on a sprinkler head while shagging fly balls during batting practice, per the National Post.

“My goal is to be back by the All-Star break,” Saunders said. “I don’t see why there should be any hiccups in my rehab.”

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the team would most likely replace Saunders, who was acquired in a December trade with the Mariners, with an internal candidate. Kevin Pillar and Dalton Pompey, who are competing for the starting job in center field, could be options since they can play all three outfield spots. Andy Dirks could also be a candidate, but he is in camp on a minor-league deal and still rehabbing from a back injury that sidelined him in 2014.

Saunders spent the first six seasons of his MLB career with Seattle. He hit .273 with a .341 on-base percentage, .450 slugging percentage and .791 OPS in 78 games last season.


Blue Jays' Andy Dirks to open spring training in minor-league camp


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/15/2015) Due to ongoing rehab on his injured back, Blue Jays outfielder Andy Dirks will open spring training in minor-league camp, reports SportsNet.ca.

Dirks will spend the time in minor-league camp to rehab his back, which caused him to miss the entire 2014 season.


Blue Jays sign outfielder Andy Dirks to minor-league deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2015) The Blue Jays have signed outfielder Andy Dirks to a minor-league contract, a source told FOX Sports. Dirks also received an invite to spring training.

Dirks missed the 2014 season due to back and hamstring injuries. He has a career .276 average, .332 on-base percentage, .413 slugging percentage and .745 OPS in three seasons in the majors.


Report: Marlins show interest in Andy Dirks, Will Venable


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2015) Looking to add a fourth outfielder, the Marlins have expressed interest in outfielders Andy Dirks and Will Venable, reports MLB.com.

The left-handed Dirks missed the 2014 season after suffering from hamstring and back issues. Venable hit .224 with eight home runs and 33 RBI over 406 at-bats in 2014.


Tigers open to bringing back free agent OF Andy Dirks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) A reunion between the Tigers and free agent Andy Dirks appears possible, per MLB.com.

"I'd say we'd be open-minded to it," said president/general manager Dave Dombrowski.

Dirks, who was sidelined throughout the 2014 season with back and hamstring injuries, spent the previous three years with Detroit.


Blue Jays fail to tender Andy Dirks, John Mayberry Jr., Justin Smoak


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) The Blue Jays did not tender contracts to outfielders Andy Dirks and John Mayberry, Jr. and first baseman Justin Smoak on Tuesday, making all of them free agents, per the team's official website.  

Mayberry batted .212 with seven homers and 23 RBI over 146 at-bats. Dirks missed the 2014 season with back and hamstring injuries. Smoak hit .202/.275/.339 over 248 at-bats with Seattle last season.


OF Andy Dirks lands with Blue Jays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Outfielder Andy Dirks has been picked up by the Blue Jays. He was claimed off waivers from Detroit.

Dirks missed the 2014 season with back and hamstring injuries.


Setback could wipe out season for Andy Dirks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) 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
(8/15/2014) 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
(8/12/2014) 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
(8/11/2014) 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
(8/8/2014) 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 moving rehab up to Triple-A after day off


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks was removed from his game at Class A West Michigan Tuesday due to minor hamstring soreness, but won't end up missing much time.

According to MLB.com, Dirks is set to resume his rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Toledo, after getting Wednesday off. Dirks is working his way back from back surgery and still has two weeks remaining on his assignment, which began last Friday. 


Andy Dirks tweaks hamstring Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks left his rehab game Tuesday after feeling his left hamstring grab, MLive.com reports.

Dirks has been unable to play this season due to hamstring and back issues. He's set to be re-evaluated Wednesday.


Andy Dirks restarts rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks (back) has restarted his rehab assignment, according to MLB.com. After rehabbing with high Class A Lakeland before lower back soreness halted his progress, Dirks is now rehabbing with low Class A West Michigan.

Andy Dirks resumes baseball activities


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks is resuming baseball activities, the Detroit News reports.

Dirks was pulled off his rehab assignment about a week ago due to back inflammation, but after a few days the team's training staff indicated he should be ready to resume his rehab this week. He has missed the entire season while recovering from March back surgery.


Andy Dirks could resume rehab 'within a week or so'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks (back) is expected to resume his rehab assignment, "within a week or so, " head athletic trainer Kevin Rand told the Detroit Free Press on Friday.

"He's a lot better. He's moving in the right direction. He said with the soreness he doesn't have the first-step quickness," Rand said. "Within a week or so, we'll see him ready to go back out (and play)."

Andy Dirks recalled due to back inflammation


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks was recalled from his rehab assignment due to back inflammation, according to MLB.com.

Dirks was expected to need 20 days on his rehab assignment, so being recalled came as a surprise. Turns out, Dirks had a setback, and is dealing with lower back inflammation. It's unclear how long Dirks will be sidelined with the new issue. 


Andy Dirks recalled by Detroit


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks has been recalled Wednesday.

Dirks was recalled, but won't be activated from the disabled list. Dirks has been working his way back from a hamstring issue. Dirks had played six games during his rehab assignment. 


Andy Dirks scores twice in rehab debut Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks went 1 for 3 and scored two runs in his rehab debut with high Class A Lakeland Tuesday.

Dirks is expected to take close to the maximum of 20 days on his rehab assignment as the team treats his minor-league work like spring training. He is working his way back from March back surgery. Dirks also has minor-league options, so the team could conceivably activate him at the end of the 20-day maximum and option him back to the minors if they believe he needs additional preparation time before contributing at the major-league level.


Andy Dirks ready to roll into rehab stint


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks is set to begin his rehab Tuesday with Class A Lakeland. He has been out all season after undergoing back surgery in March. He has since experienced hamstring tightness.

Andy Dirks slowed by hamstring tightness


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand told reporters Monday outfielder Andy Dirks has been slowed by hamstring tightness as he is rehabbing from back surgery. Dirks is set for live batting practice Wednesday and could begin a rehab assignment shortly after.

Andy Dirks taking it easy with baseball activities


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks has been backed off a little bit from baseball activities since he felt some discomfort recently as he recovers from March back surgery, per MLB.com.

"I don't know if I'd call it a setback, he just had some discomfort," manager Brad Ausmus said. "It's not like he stopped doing stuff, he just eased off. He still ran the bases he just ran them lighter. He still threw, he just threw lighter."


Andy Dirks days away from rehab assignment


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks is days away from starting a minor-league rehab assignment, reports MLive.com. Dirks is rehabbing from back surgery and has not played this season.