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.
Dirks has missed the entire season to this point after undergoing back surgery in March.
To add a player to the 40-man roster, the Tigers will have to drop one, obviously.
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.
Even outside of the injuries, it has been a rather bumpy offseason 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.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks is expected to miss three months because of a back problem that requires surgery.
Andy Dirks – Dirks had an OPS well above .800 in 2012 and well below .800 in 2013.
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.
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.