The Detroit Tigers lost a serious part of their lineup tonight when outfielder Magglio Ordonez broke his ankle during the game against Toronto. He will be out 6-8 weeks.
Ordonez is hitting .303 with 12 homers and 59 RBIs for the Tigers, who are a half-game behind the Minnesota Twins for second place in the AL Central. Both teams trail the Chicago White Sox, who have a two-game lead on the Twins.
I have no idea who will replace Ordonez. Looking at their roster, I would venture to guess Ryan Raburn, who is hitting .209 this season, will see a bump in playing time. But I’m just guessing on that. Maybe there’s someone in the minors that I don’t know about.
Regardless, it will be tough to replace Ordonez’s production.