Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Hey, wait, suddenly Magglio Ordonez needs more time

Amazing how a few games and a few home runs hit by certain players can change everything.
When the Tigers were struggling to score runs against the Red Sox during a losing streak, and many of their so-called "4-A" type players were not producing, notion was Magglio Ordonez couldn't get back into the lineup soon enough.
Thinking was, well. at least Ordonez has a track record. If healthy, he must be better than this - even if his start this season at age 37 wasn't exactly promising.
Then, like a lightning bolt out of the blue, Casper Wells, Ryan Raburn, Andy Dirks and Brennan Boesch have all flashed home run power. And it played key roles in victories over the White Sox, and particularly last night at Texas.
Now, it's "Magglio needs more time" while on injury rehabilitation assignment at Toledo. He's likely to get it, too - while these players are hitting so well. Wells still appears to be the most likely candidate for bench time when Ordonez comes back.



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