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Magglio Ordonez shut down for year due to broken ankle

Oct 9, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT

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Bad news (with terrible timing) for the Tigers.

According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced Sunday afternoon that outfielder Magglio Ordonez has been ruled out for the rest of the ALCS because of an ankle injury.

Ordonez was 5-for-11 with a double and a run scored during the Tigers’ ALDS defeat of the Yankees. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout in Saturday night’s ALCS Game 1 loss to the Rangers.

Look for Don Kelly and Ryan Raburn to fill in for Detroit. Both have seen semi-regular action all postseason. Kelly had four hits, including a home run, during the ALDS. Raburn is 3-for-8 in these playoffs.

UPDATE, 6:52pm: Ordonez told MLB.com that his ankle is broken. He’s done for the year.

  1. proudlycanadian - Oct 9, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    He may have played his last game as his contract expires at the end of the season. He will turn 38 in January.

  2. florida727 - Oct 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Talk about an uphill climb. Losing Game 1 with Verlander going hurts. Now Ordonez is done. If the Tigers turn this around and advance, they’ll have certainly earned it. Leyland will have to do his best managing job ever to get them to the World Series.

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