|Jan. 15 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET18:53 ET23:53 GMT7:53 4:53 PM MST6:53 PM EST7:23 PM VEN3:53 UAE (+1)5:53 PM CT-Toronto agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with Dirks, who was claimed off waivers from Detroit on Oct. 31 and became a free agent when the Blue Jays failed to offer a major league deal by the Dec. 2 deadline.
Analysis: Dirks, also 28, spent parts of three seasons with the Tigers after making his major league debut in 2011. Dirks was hampered by back and hamstring injuries last year, when he was limited to 14 games - all in the minor leagues. He has a .276 career average with 24 homers and 100 RBIs.
|Dec. 3 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET0:59 ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST1:29 AM VEN9:59 UAE11:59 PM CT-The Blue Jays declined to offer contracts to outfielders Andy Dirks and John Mayberry Jr., and first baseman Justin Smoak before Tuesday's midnight deadline, making them free agents.
Analysis: Dirks was claimed off waivers from Detroit on Oct. 31, three days after Smoak was claimed from Seattle. Dirks missed the 2014 season with back and hamstring injuries.
|July 16 5:23 PM PT6:23 PM MT7:23 PM CT8:23 PM ET20:23 ET0:23 GMT8:23 5:23 PM MST7:23 PM EST7:53 PM VEN4:23 UAE (+1)7:23 PM CT-Dirks is out for the 2014 season.
Analysis: The 28-year-old Dirks has not played because of back problems that required surgery. He hit .256 last year in 131 games.
|Mar. 4 2:56 PM PT3:56 PM MT4:56 PM CT5:56 PM ET17:56 ET22:56 GMT6:56 3:56 PM MST5:56 PM EST6:26 PM VEN2:56 UAE (+1)4:56 PM CT-Detroit Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks is expected to miss three months because of a back problem that requires surgery.
Analysis: General manager Dave Dombrowski says the 28-year-old Dirks will have surgery Monday. Dirks was expected to share the left field spot with Rajai Davis, whom the Tigers signed in the offseason.