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DETROIT, MI - JUNE 7: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers catches a fly ball hit by Mike Aviles of the Cleveland Indians in the third inning at Comerica Park on June 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Reasons The Tigers Are Struggling Seldom Mentioned

The Tigers hitting from the left side the plate is among the worst in the American League in most statistical categories.

97.1 The Ticket–06/28/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 27:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers passes third base coach Tom Brookens #61 to score from second base on a double by Jhonny Peralta in the fifth inning of an interleague game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Players Who Need To Get Going For The Tigers’ Offense To Wake Up

Victor Martinez – He has a tremendous track record as a clutch hitter, but there is a possibility sitting out all of last season and age (34) has caught up to Martinez.

97.1 The Ticket–05/31/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 13: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by Omar Infante #4 and Don Kelly #32 after hitting a grand slam off of Bud Norris of the Houston Astros in the fourth inning at Comerica Park on May 13, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Andy Dirks Does Damage In Leadoff Spot

Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks batted leadoff in Monday’s series opener against the Astros and had a productive night at the plate.

97.1 The Ticket–05/14/2013

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Andy Dirks: ‘It Takes A Whole Team’

Dirks fielded questions on Tigers home Opening Day Friday about all the big names and the contributions expected from them this season.

04/05/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 1: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers dives into third as he tries to advance on a Avisail Garcia single during a game against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium on October 1, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. Dirks was tagged out on the play. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Tigers LF Dirks Bruises Knee Running Into Wall

Detroit Tigers left fielder Andy Dirks bruised his right knee running into a wall while chasing a ball Tuesday.

97.1 The Ticket–03/19/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 1: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers dives into third as he tries to advance on a Avisail Garcia single during a game against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium on October 1, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. Dirks was tagged out on the play. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Tigers LF Dirks Eager For More Playing Time

This might be the year that Andy Dirks finally gets to prove he is a full-time major leaguer.

97.1 The Ticket–02/20/2013

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Hard Slide Boosts Tigers Back To Top Of AL Central

A routine slide into second that was anything but routine gave the Tigers their first one-run victory since Aug. 23

97.1 The Ticket–09/27/2012

Catcher Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians tries to make the tag as Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers is safe during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on May 23, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Free Dirks. Again.

Baseball fans are girding their loins for the Tigers-White Sox series this weekend at Comerica Park.

97.1 The Ticket–08/28/2012

Catcher Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians tries to make the tag as Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers is safe during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on May 23, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Dirks Reinstated From DL; Kelly Designated For Assignment

The Tigers today have recalled the injury rehabilitation assignment of outfielder Andy Dirks from Triple A Toledo and reinstated him from the disabled list.

97.1 The Ticket–08/03/2012

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 07:  Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers doubles in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 7, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

No Plan Set For Clearing A Spot For Dirks’ Return

Sometime over the next couple of weeks, the Tigers will be faced with another unpleasant roster decision: what to do when Andy Dirks is finished with his rehab assignment.

97.1 The Ticket–07/26/2012

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