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Andy Dirks

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 5: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after scorring on a single by Miguel Cabrera #24 during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on July 5, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Dirks Still On DL, Has Muscular Inflammation

The Detroit Tigers have recalled Andy Dirks’ injury rehab assignment, and the team says the outfielder is dealing with muscular inflammation in his lower back from increased activity.

97.1 The Ticket–07/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 01: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers doubles to deep center field during the third inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on September 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Trainer Kevin Rand Discusses Rehab Assignment Of Andy Dirks

Dirks has missed the entire season to this point after undergoing back surgery in March.

CBS Detroit–07/08/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 15: Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates scoring the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on the J.D. Martinez #28 sacrifice fly to right field during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on June 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

With Emergence Of J.D. Martinez, Pending Return Of Dirks, Who’s The Odd Man Out?

To add a player to the 40-man roster, the Tigers will have to drop one, obviously.

CBS Detroit–06/20/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 26: Marc Krauss #59 of the Houston Astros is congratulated by J.D. Martinez #14 after hitting a 2-run home run in the second inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 26, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Tigers Sign Outfielder J.D. Martinez To Minor League Contract

Martinez hit .274 in 53 games for the Astros in 2011, recorded a .241 average in 113 games in 2012, and hit .250 in 86 games in 2013.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2014

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 25: Alex Gonzalez #11 of the Milwaukee Brewers makes the grab at first base to retire Stalin Castro of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the top of the first inning at Miller Park on May 25, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski: ‘We’re Somewhat In A Jam’

Even outside of the injuries, it has been a rather bumpy offseason for the Tigers.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2014

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 13: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers hits a single against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on May 13, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Here’s Why The 12 Week Loss Of Andy Dirks Is A Big Deal For The Tigers

Viewed in a vacuum, the news that Andy Dirks will miss the next 12 weeks with the Tigers is no big deal.

97.1 The Ticket–03/05/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 01: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers doubles to deep center field during the third inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on September 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dirks Expected To Miss 3 Months After Back Surgery

Detroit Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks is expected to miss three months because of a back problem that requires surgery.

97.1 The Ticket–03/04/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15: Andy Dirks #12 and Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers react after Dirks caught a ball hit by David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning of Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

3 Key Players For The Tigers In ’14 Not That Many People Are Talking About

Andy Dirks – Dirks had an OPS well above .800 in 2012 and well below .800 in 2013.

97.1 The Ticket–01/24/2014

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Does Dombrowski Believe The Happy Story He’s Selling? [BLOG]

Dombrowski shot down reports of getting guys like Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran and made it very clear that the Tigers will not be players in the free agent market for the rest of the offseason.

97.1 The Ticket–12/05/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland #10 checks the line up during the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on September 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Leyland Talks Peralta, Oakland On 97.1 The Ticket

The Detroit Tigers playoff roster has yet to be officially finalized, but from manager Jim Leyland’s comments to 97.1 The Ticket, it sounds like shortstop-turned-left fielder Jhonny Peralta is a lock.

CBS Detroit–10/02/2013

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