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Dirks signed a minor league deal, which includes a spring training invite, with the Blue Jays on Thursday.

The Jays declined to tender Dirks a contract in December, but they'll bring him back on minor league deal. The 28-year-old was limited to just 14 total games across three minor league levels last season due to back and hamstring injuries. In 2013, he hit .256/.323/.363 with 37 RBI in 438 at-bats for the Tigers.

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The Blue Jays declined to tender Dirks a contract, the New York Post's Joel Sherman reports.

Dirks was only claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays earlier this offseason, after 2014 amounted to a lost season with Detroit due to a hamstring injury. He has been a serviceable backup outfielder in the past, and will likely be able to catch on with another team this offseason.

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Dirks was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays,'s Jason Beck reports.

He ended the season on the 60-day DL with a hamstring injury, but should be ready for the start of spring training to compete for a spot in the Jays' outfield, but more likely as a bench bat/left-handed platoon partner.

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Dirks (hamstring) has been shut down after an MRI Wednesday revealed a Grade 1, partial Grade 2 hamstring strain, MLive's James Schmehl reports.

He will return to High-A Lakeland to resume treatment as the Tigers simply want to get him healthy at this point, and it's possible he won't see game action again this season.

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Dirks reinjured his hamstring during a rehab game with Triple-A Toledo on Sunday, John Wagner of the Toledo Blade reports.

Dirks resumed playing Saturday after taking 10 days off to rest his hamstring, but it appears he did not sit out long enough. It's not initially clear how long this will further delay Dirks' return to the Tigers.

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Dirks (hamstring) will resume his rehab assignment Saturday,'s Jason Beck reports.

Dirks was taken off his rehab assignment Aug. 8 because he pulled his hamstring again, but appears ready to continue his road to recovery. It's unclear how long Dirks will require to return to the Tigers, but it seems as though it could be a while.

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Dirks (hamstring) has been taken off his rehab assignment again, Matthew B. Mowery of the Oakland Press reports.

He pulled his hamstring while rehabbing from back surgery with Low-A West Michigan, and the Tigers will now shut him down for an unspecified amount of time. Those hanging on to Dirks in single-season leagues would be wise to start looking elsewhere, as it doesn't seem like he'll be able to join the Tigers anytime soon.

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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday that Dirks' hamstring injury is minor, Chris Iott of reports.

While rehabbing from back surgery with Low-A West Michigan, Dirks felt his left hamstring grab Tuesday as he chased down a fly ball. Fortunately, it's a relatively minor setback for Dirks, as he is expected to resume playing soon, with the plan being for him to continue his assignment with Triple-A Toledo.

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Dirks (back) left his rehab game Tuesday after feeling his left hamstring grab while chasing a fly ball, MLive's Chris Iott reports.

He will be reevaluated Wednesday, but this could definitely mean a setback in Dirks' attempt to rejoin the Tigers, who all of a sudden have need of a little extra outfield depth after trading Austin Jackson.

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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.