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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, MLB.com'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 MLive.com 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.
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The Tigers have yet to decide when Andy Dirks (back) will resume his rehab assignment.
Dirks was pulled off his rehab assignment earlier this month due to muscle inflammation in his surgically-repaired back. He's resumed baseball activities, but it's not clear when he'll be ready for game action. Obviously, he's a long shot at this point to be a major contributor to the Tigers this season.
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Andy Dirks (back) has resumed baseball activities.
Dirks was pulled off his rehab assignment earlier this month due to muscle inflammation in his surgically-repaired back. It's obviously good news that he's resuming activities, but there remains no timetable for his return.
Andy Dirks LF/RF DET 1 Month
Andy Dirks was recalled from his rehab assignment due to muscle inflammation in his lower back.
The Tigers announced they had recalled Dirks from his assignment with High-A Lakeland, and the diagnosis is inflammation due to increased activity. It's obviously not a good sign that he's having back issues, as he's been rehabbing from March back surgery. He was on pace to return near the end of the month prior to being shut down, so there's no timetable with the new setback.