Fortunately, it looks like Dirks might be getting back in action from the injury sooner rather than later. Tom Gage of the Detroit News tweeted on Wednesday morning that Dirks has been taking batting practice and was able to get some good contact on the ball while doing so.
#TIgers Dirks (tight left hamstring) taking BP - hit second pitch over the wall in right - good sign obviously— Tom Gage (@Tom_Gage) May 2, 2012
So far this season, Dirks has hit an impressive .314 with a home run and five runs batted in, and played well in the first game of the series against the Royals before leaving with the injury. The Tigers will face the Royals in the second and final game of their shortened series Wednesday at 1:05 p.m.