Magglio scratched with left side soreness
Talked today with Magglio Ordonez, who admitted his left side was sore but not badly enough that he’d be knocked out of the lineup. Apparently he felt it worsen during batting practice, because he was just scratched from the Tigers starting lineup.
Ordonez took BP today, but wasn’t in the group at the end, so he apparently felt something.
As mentioned earlier, any recurrence of Ordonez’s injury is a bad sign. The same injury kept him out of action for six games earlier in the season, and his absence was sorely felt in the lineup. Considering he’s 8-for-24 with two home runs and three doubles against Twins starter Francisco Liriano, his loss will probably be felt tonight.
The new Tigers lineup, with changes in bold:
- Jackson, CF
- Santiago, 2B (now in lineup)
- Raburn, LF (was batting 2nd at 2B)
- Cabrera, 1B
- Boesch, RF (was in LF)
- Guillen, DH
- Inge, 3B
- Laird, C
- Worth, SS