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Tigers | Brad Ausmus explains Andy Dirks' injury

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had the same injury as OF Andy Dirks (back) a few years ago when he was still playing. "My understanding is a piece of the disc tore away from the whole of the disc," Ausmus said. "They're just going to go in and remove that piece and clean up the area on the disc where it had come off." Dirks has apparently dealt with back issues for some time. OF Rajai Davis may now turn into more of an everyday player, according to Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: Davis should be bumped up draft boards. His legs make him a real stolen-base asset, and with more playing time, the returns could be significant. Dirks will likely play again this year, but the extent of his injury could make him a non-factor.

2014-03-05 08:34:12 | Source: The Associated Press

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