Magglio finishes rehab, heading back to Detroit
Word from John Wagner of the Toledo Blade is that Magglio Ordonez’s rehab assignment is complete. Both Ordonez and Mud Hens manager Phil Nevin said after tonight’s game that Ordonez will return to Detroit on Sunday for one more evaluation. He’s expected to have Sunday off, then be activated from the disabled list in time for Monday’s game against the Rays.
Ordonez finished up his rehab with a 3-for-5 performance, including his second home run in as many nights. His timing appears to be better than it was a few days ago. He went 11-for-39 with two homers and a double over nine games as a Hen.
Jim Leyland said Saturday afternoon it will not be a tough decision on who goes out to make room for Ordonez on the 25-man roster. In other words, they won’t have an extra reliever anymore on Monday.