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Andy Dirks Injury: Tigers OF Still Not Ready To Begin Baseball Activities

Placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 3 with a persistent Achilles injury, banged-up Detroit Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks does not appear to be making quite as much progress as initially hoped, and is still not ready to resume baseball activities.

According to's Chris Iott, the organization was initially expecting Dirks to have his walking boot removed on Friday, but the 26-year-old outfielder wasn't quite ready.

With speedy minor leaguer Quintin Berry threatening to quite literally run away with one of the Tigers' starting outfield spots, this news certainly doesn't bode well for Dirks' chances at coming back to a team in desperate need for an outfielder. Once expected to possibly avoid a DL stint altogether and merely miss a few games, it remains to be seen if Dirks can produce at the same level whenever he's able to get back on the field.

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