One of the questions hovering over tonight's series opener with the Cubs was answered this afternoon, when the Tigers announced that Magglio Ordonez would return to the Detroit lineup. However, that's not the end of the story. Ordonez will be batting seventh.
Has Maggs ever batted in the lower third of the batting order? According to Baseball Reference, he's started in that spot 64 times over his career, in 70 games total. In 266 plate appearances batting seventh, Ordonez has a .254/.287/.379 average with six homers and 27 RBIs. We'll have to look deeper into those numbers to see if those PAs happened early in his career.