Our own Raymond Bureau reported on Wednesday that Dirks, who had back surgery on March 10 to remove fragmented pieces of disc, began baseball activities but there was no specific date to begin a rehab assignment.
Tom Gage, who covers the Tigers for the Detroit News, tweeted the following update on Dirks' status.
#Tigers Dirks to resume rehab assignment at West Michigan on Friday with clock back at max 20 games because of time he just missed.Dirks, in his third Major League season, is batting .256 with nine home runs and 37 RBI this season. Last season, he batted .322 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 88 games. In 297 career games, Dirks is batting .276 with 24 home runs and 100 RBI.
— Tom Gage (@Tom_Gage) July 31, 2014
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