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Monday, October 10, 2011

Delmon Young replaces Magglio Ordonez on active roster

The Tigers spent 16 hours deliberating how they'd fill Magglio Ordonez's roster spot, after getting confirmation Monday that he was done for the season with a re-fracture of his right ankle.

Tuesday morning, the team confirmed that it would put outfielder Delmon Young back on the active roster in Ordonez's spot. Young was initially left off the roster for the American League Championship Series after straining an oblique muscle in his side in Game 5 of the AL Division Series on Thursday.

There were not a whole lot of minor-league options for the Tigers to replace Ordonez with another right-handed outfield bat — a premium against the Rangers' stacked rotation of left-handed pitchers — so the decision may have come down to whether or not they thought Young might be able to help by the end of the series. Any other choice probably would have just been an insurance policy.


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