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Magglio Ordonez out of ALCS due to injury

Posted on: October 9, 2011 4:07 pm
Edited on: October 9, 2011 4:22 pm
 
By Evan Brunell

OrdonezMagglio Ordonez will miss the remainder of the ALCS due to injury, the team announced.

Ordonez's surgically-repaired ankle is the culprit, and it may have been the reason why Don Kelly pinch-ran for Ordonez in the fifth inning when play resumed after a rain delay. The 37-year-old had been intentionally walked just before play was halted. Ordonez had surgery to repair a fracture in his right ankle in August of 2010, and it has bothered him all of 2011. Skipper Jim Leyland said the ankle is "killing" Ordonez, and now the right-fielder will be ineligible for the World Series. He may have played his last MLB game, as he contemplated retirement earlier in the year.

Ordonez was 5-for-13 in the postseason with two walks, collecting all five hits in the ALDS. The Tigers have yet to announce who will replace Ordonez on the roster. It's a major blow for the team, who has now lost two starting outfielders with Delmon Young also injured. Young strained his oblique in Game 5 of the ALDS and was left off the ALCS roster. Depending on how he progresses, it's possible he could replace Ordonez. If not, the club will have to go with two bench players in the outfield, with Ryan Raburn replacing Young and Worth likely to fill Ordonez's stead.

The club could opt to have outfielder Clete Thomas added to the team, but Detroit could also bring in an infielder, as Worth also plays infield and was serving as a backup. If Worth is slated to play in right field the rest of the way, the club would need another backup infielder -- likely Wil Rhymes. Currently, Detroit has backup outfielder Andy Dirks on the roster, so bet on an infielder.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Magglio Ordonez out of ALCS due to injury

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Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: October 9, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Magglio Ordonez out of ALCS due to injury

With the injuries piling up for the Tigers it looks like the Rangers are at an advantage now.


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