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Andy Dirks

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Tigers | Three players placed on disabled list

Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:16:02 -0700

The Detroit Tigers have placed OF Andy Dirks (back) on the 15-day disabled list and SS Jose Iglesias (shins) and RP Bruce Rondon (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list.

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Tigers | Andy Dirks' back surgery successful

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:59:44 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Andy Dirks (back) underwent a microdiscectomy Monday, March 10, in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the procedure was seemed successful. He's not allowed to do any physical activity besides walk for three weeks and is expected to be sidelined for a total of 12 weeks.

Fantasy Tip: The positive for hopeful AL-only owners of Dirks is that no complications were discovered or arose, if that had been possible. Rajai Davis is expected to benefit most from Dirks' absence primarily because the speedy outfielder is the only fantasy-relevant player who could.

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Tigers | Andy Dirks to undergo surgery

Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:14:33 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Andy Dirks (back) will undergo back surgery Monday, March 10. He is expected to have limited movement for the next three weeks and will not be able to play baseball until June.

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Tigers | Brad Ausmus explains Andy Dirks' injury

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:34:12 -0800

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.

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Tigers | More on Andy Dirks

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:04:23 -0800

Updating a previous item, Detroit Tigers OF Andy Dirks (back) will undergo a microdiscectomy on his injured back Monday, March 10, and he'll go six weeks before resuming baseball activities.

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Tigers | Andy Dirks out 12 weeks

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:13:40 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF Andy Dirks (back) will undergo surgery on his back and miss 12 weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Dirks was in line for platoon duty with Rajai Davis in left field this year. That could now fall to Don Kelly, at least in the interim. Davis looks more intriguing now since it's unclear if Kelly would be a straight up platoon partner. Depending on the nature of Dirks' surgery, this could put a damper on his entire season.

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Tigers | Andy Dirks avoids arbitration

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:18:57 -0800

The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with OF Andy Dirks Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.625 million deal.

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Tigers | Matt Tuiasosopo to DL

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:46:44 -0700

The Detroit Tigers placed OF Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left intercostal Friday, June 21. The move is retroactive to June 20. In corresponding moves, the team recalled OF Avisail Garcia and RP Al Alburquerque from Triple-A Toledo.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia could split time in left field with the struggling Andy Dirks. Look to add Garcia only in AL leagues. Alburquerque could see valuable late-inning work now that Jose Valverde is no longer on the roster, but it remains to be seen if Leyland will trust Alburquerque for the occasional save opp if Joaquin Benoit is unavailable. That'll likely fall to Phil Coke or Drew Smyly, though.

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Tigers | Matt Tuiasosopo injured

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:28:18 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) was scratched from the lineup Thursday, June 20, with a mildly strained intercostal muscle.

Fantasy Tip: If Tuiasosopo's injury is serious, it'll mean more playing time for Andy Dirks, who has cooled of late. Avisail Garcia could also return and steal time away from Dirks.

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Tigers | Matt Tuiasosopo could get more time

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:39:49 -0700

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said OF Matt Tuiasosopo could receive more time in left field against right-handed pitchers if OF Andy Dirks continues to struggle at the plate.

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