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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: /images/baseball/mlb/players/170x170/1669882.png | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 372.20

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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.

Report: Andy Dirks closing in on rehab assignment


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks, who has begun full baseball activities in their spring training site in Lakeland, could start a minor leaguer rehab stint within 7-10 days.

Dirks has been out all season after undergoing back surgery.


Andy Dirks ramping up his work Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks has ramped up his workouts Thursday, as he continues to work his way back from a back injury, MLB.com reports.

"He's been throwing, he's been running bases, some soft toss. Tee work, soft toss, batting practice," 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."

Andy Dirks continues light workouts


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks continues to participate in light workouts while recovering from back surgery, but he has yet to progress to full work, MLB.com reports.

Dirks has been taking dry swings with the bat for the last two weeks while also doing some light throwing on the field. He was initially projected to need 12 weeks of recovery before returning to the lineup, but it's been roughly 11 weeks since the surgery and he has no clear timetable for return.


Andy Dirks beginning comeback from back surgery


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Brad Ausmust has reported that Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks has resumed "the very beginnings of baseball activities," per MLB.com

Dirks, who is recovering from back surgery, remains on pace to return to the team sometime next month.


Tigers make two DL moves Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) The Tigers announced Monday they placed pitcher Luke Putkonen on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation to make room on the roster for J.D. Martinez, who was recalled from Triple-A Toledo.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Martinez, outfielder Andy Dirks (back) was moved from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.