Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Kornacki: Dirks expected to miss three months after back surgery

Time for some injury problems in Detroit.

Andy Dirks, a left-handed hitter who figured to get most of the at-bats in a platoon with right-handed Rajai Davis, is scheduled to have back surgery on Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday the microdiscectomy, which will be performed on the lumbar region in his lower back by Dr. Thomas Tolli, will require three weeks of “complete rest” followed by three weeks of therapy. He said Dirks would then require about six weeks of baseball activity to return to the Tigers.

Dombrowski said, “In 12 weeks, he’ll be ready to play.”

That means Dirks, who hit .256 with nine homers and 37 RBIs in 2013, won’t be available until about mid-June. That also brought plenty of questions for Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and Dombrowski about how they will shape up in left field.

“If Rajai plays well,” Ausmus said, “he might be the only guy we need.

“But I certainly feel for Andy. I’ve been in the same shoes with this surgery ... It can bring your spirits down.”

Repoz Posted: March 05, 2014 at 05:05 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: tigers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. ntr RdP Posted: March 05, 2014 at 09:56 AM (#4666646)
microdiscectomy

EWWW. No thank you.
   2. attaboy Posted: March 05, 2014 at 12:53 PM (#4666752)
Nice job by the tigers to have a MLB experienced ready player in Rajai to play everyday if need be. WOW!! I take that back, Davis, against a righty, is death! over the past 3 years, 750 AB's (of 1100 total) against righties, Rajai has an OBP of .269, OPS below 600!! Yikes! Better find a lefty fast! Guess Don Kelly just got a new lease on life.
   3. gef, more dangerous than a monkey w/ a razor blade Posted: March 05, 2014 at 01:42 PM (#4666789)
microdiscectomy


He's going to lose all his Microdisney vinyl?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Mike Emeigh
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-5-2016
(16 - 7:46pm, Dec 05)
Last: Perry

NewsblogOTP: 5 December 2016: Baseball's New Collective Bargaining Agreement
(138 - 7:30pm, Dec 05)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

Hall of Merit2017 Hall of Merit Ballot
(2 - 7:30pm, Dec 05)
Last: Chris Fluit

NewsblogNew CBA, qualifying offers could impact Royals | MLB.com
(4 - 7:30pm, Dec 05)
Last: Zach

Hall of Merit2017 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(166 - 7:29pm, Dec 05)
Last: Chris Fluit

NewsblogDodgers sign free-agent pitcher Rich Hill | MLB.com
(40 - 7:27pm, Dec 05)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogOT - College Football Bowl Spectacular (December 2016 - January 2017)
(57 - 7:20pm, Dec 05)
Last: cmd600

NewsblogNationals Taken Aback by Bryce Harper Contract Demands
(8 - 7:18pm, Dec 05)
Last: BDC

NewsblogGiants sign free agent closer Mark Melancon | MLB.com
(21 - 7:05pm, Dec 05)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogMargaret Whitton Dies at 67
(2 - 6:48pm, Dec 05)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(1167 - 6:48pm, Dec 05)
Last: Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman

NewsblogNeyer: Today’s game! Catch it!
(2 - 6:41pm, Dec 05)
Last: JohnQ

Sox TherapyThe Post Mortem Concludes - Not Players
(5 - 6:40pm, Dec 05)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

Hall of MeritAll Time Negro Leagues All-Stars
(313 - 6:35pm, Dec 05)
Last: KJOK

NewsblogHall of Fame: Bud Selig lock for election on Today's Game ballot | SI.com
(42 - 6:33pm, Dec 05)
Last: Booey

Page rendered in 0.1465 seconds
47 querie(s) executed