What's buzzing:

Dirks still on DL, has muscular inflammation

AP - Sports

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have recalled Andy Dirks' injury rehab assignment, and the team says the outfielder is dealing with muscular inflammation in his lower back from increased activity.

Dirks remains on the disabled list.

The 28-year-old Dirks has not played this season because of back problems that required surgery. He hit .256 last year in 131 games.

Detroit leads the AL Central by 6 1/2 games, and the Tigers have been able to withstand Dirks' absence thanks to outfielders Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez. Davis is hitting .296 with 24 stolen bases, and Martinez is batting .346 with 13 home runs.

View Comments (8)
  • Indians' prospect Lindor shines in 4-2 win over Reds

    Indians' prospect Lindor shines in 4-2 win over Reds

    Hyped shortstop Francisco Lindor, the top prospect in Cleveland's organization, got two hits and showed off his glove Wednesday as the Indians beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 in a Cactus League exhibition. The 21-year-old Lindor rose to Triple-A last … More »

    AP - Sports - 11 minutes ago
  • Report: Mets' Murphy says he disagrees with gay 'lifestyle'

    Report: Mets' Murphy says he disagrees with gay 'lifestyle'

    Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the ''lifestyle'' of people who are gay. The Mets hosted Billy Bean, a former major leaguer who came out after retiring and is MLB's first ambassador for inclusion, to talk at spring training. … More »

    AP - Sports - 13 minutes ago
  • A-Rod 1 for 2 in return from drug ban as Phils top Yanks 3-1

    A-Rod 1 for 2 in return from drug ban as Phils top Yanks 3-1

    Alex Rodriguez walked from the batter's box to home plate in the bottom of the first inning, eye black smeared across his face, and said hello to Philadelphia catcher Tommy Joseph, who was just 1 when A-Rod was taken first in the 1993 amateur draft. … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Machado, Wieters hitless in returns

    Matt Wieters and Manny Machado each were hitless in three at-bats in their first game since their seasons were cut short by injuries last year, and the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Detroit Tigers 5-4 Wednesday. Wieters had Tommy John surgery in … More »

    AP - Sports - 23 minutes ago
  • Pillar's RBI double leads Blue Jays past Pirates 4-1

    Pillar's RBI double leads Blue Jays past Pirates 4-1

    Marcus Stroman looked sharp in his first spring training outing and Kevin Pillar hit an RBI double Wednesday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1. I was pretty pleased with it.'' Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole allowed a run on … More »

    AP - Sports - 44 minutes ago