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Magglio Ordonez’s fractured ankle is healed, says Scott Boras

Nov 19, 2010, 1:46 PM EDT

Magglio Ordonez ankle

Scott Boras entered “boy who cried wolf” territory a long time ago when it comes to hyping clients and painting everything about them in the best possible light, but for whatever it’s worth he told Jon Paul Morosi of that Magglio Ordonez is now fully healthy following ankle surgery.

Ordonez missed the final two months of the season with a fractured right ankle, which kept him from accumulating the plate appearances needed for his $15 million option to vest for 2011.

Instead the Tigers declined his option and now he’s a 37-year-old free agent looking for work in a market that includes other right-handed-hitting corner outfielders like Jayson Werth, Vladimir Guerrero, Manny Ramirez, Pat Burrell, and Jermaine Dye.

While his age and the ankle injury are major concerns, Ordonez hit .303 with 12 homers and an .859 OPS in 84 prior to fracturing his ankle and has posted an OPS above .800 in 11 of the past 12 years. According to Morosi the Tigers “haven’t ruled out the possibility that Ordonez will return for less money.” However, if he’s truly fully healthy there should be quite a few one-year offers on the table from teams that can’t get into the bidding war for Werth but prefer Ordonez to Guerrero or Ramirez.

  1. Jeremiah Graves - Nov 19, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    The Twins pretty much have to land some right-handed power with this many big-ticket bats floating out there this offseason, right?!

    Manny or Vlady on an incentive-laden one-year deal. I assume Thome finds a home somewhere else after the big year he had at the dish and that gives the Twinkies a legit right-handed bat to run out at DH and occasional outfield duty.

  2. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 19, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Pirates, go get him. So, you know, you can have a corner outfield of some kind.

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