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Magglio Ordonez out for the season

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Reports on Twitter suggest Magglio Ordonez will be out for the rest of the season due to an ankle injury. (Per SabreRoseTiger, Venezuelan writers are calling it an ankle fracture, but this is not yet confirmed.)

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The Tigers do not have to decide who will replace Ordonez on the roster until tomorrow. However, Jon Paul Morosi credits a source as saying Toledo outfielder Clete Thomas appears to be the choice if the Tigers use a minor leaguer.


Ordonez confirmed in an e-mail to's Jason Beck his ankle is broken. He felt pain before the game even began. It is the same ankle Ordonez injured in 2010 and had surgery on.


Speculation as to who gets the call to the playoff roster goes beyond Clete Thomas. MLive's James Schmehl speculates that Detroit could still choose to go with Delmon Young, who was inactive due to an oblique strain, or even Brennan Boesch, who had surgery on his thumb last month. Boesch told the Freep he hoped to be back by the World Series, though Tigers trainer Kevin Rand did not find that likely.