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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 06:05 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Knock on any Iorg Posted: March 05, 2014 at 10:56 AM (#4666646)
microdiscectomy

EWWW. No thank you.
   2. attaboy Posted: March 05, 2014 at 01:53 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. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: March 05, 2014 at 02:42 PM (#4666789)
microdiscectomy


He's going to lose all his Microdisney vinyl?

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