Andy Dirks has been placed on 15-day DL with right Achilles tendinitis retro to 5/31. Matt Young's contract has been purchased from Toledo.— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 3, 2012
Outfielder Andy Dirks has not played since pinch hitting last Wednesday in Detroit's loss at Boston. The utility outfielder goes on the DL with a .328 bating average and four home runs.
Matt Young was expected to be called up from Triple-A Toledo a couple of days ago but a hamstring injury to catcher Gerald Laird changed those plans. Young will now fill a much-needed spot on the bench to give the Tigers an additional bat and outfielder to utilize.