ALCS: Magglio Ordonez Out For Championship Series, Postseason

That headline would have been a big deal in 2006. Now? Not so much, though it should be noted that with Delmon Young out, the Tigers are running low on outfielders. Magglio Ordonez suffered an ankle injury, and according to Danny Knobler:

Tigers lose Magglio for rest of postseason. Ankle.

Ordonez hasn't had a great year, but with Brennan Boesch and Young both out, there aren't a lot of outfield options now, especially against left-handed pitchers. The injury leaves Andy Dirks, Ryan Rayburn, and Don Kelly as the active outfielders on the roster other than Austin Jackson. Picking two corner outfielders from that group is painful.

The other outfielder on the 40-man roster is Clete Thomas, who stuck on the roster somehow, even though he hasn't been in the majors since 2009, and he's had sub-par performances in AAA over the last two seasons. It seems really, really unlikely that he'll be the player to replace Ordonez on the roster. There's also a possibility that Delmon Young could improve enough to come back, though those oblique tweaks are usually pretty insidious.

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