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Andy Dirks injury: Tigers LF out 3 months, who will fill his spot on the roster?

The Detroit Tigers will miss one of its platoon players for an extended period, so who'll earn some playing time out of spring camp?

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Dirks recalled from rehab, remains on DL

The left fielder's return to Detroit has been delayed again as he recovers from back surgery.

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Andy Dirks begins rehab assignment in Lakeland

Andy Dirks has been out of commission since March for back surgery. Tuesday he started his rehab assignment in Lakeland and is expected to return to the Tigers within the next three weeks.

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Andy Dirks: don't expect too much this season

Back surgery, when it comes to professional athletes, doesn't always have a happy ending. Here's hoping that's not the case with half of the Tigers' presumed left-field platoon.

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What is a microdiscectomy?

Back surgery can be a risky venture, but Dirks' upcoming surgery is fairly mundane.

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Who will replace Andy Dirks in left field?

With Andy Dirks out for 12 weeks due to back surgery, the options to replace him are not attractive.

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