The Detroit Tigers placed outfielder Magglio Ordonez on the disabled list on Friday. Ordonez has been dealing with a sore right ankle and has struggled at the plate, and he is going on the DL with "right ankle weakness."
Ordonez's replacement on the roster is Andy Dirks, who was been lights out at the plate in Toledo. In 34 games with the Mud Hens, Dirks had a .328 average, six home runs and 20 runs batted in. He also stole 10 bases and scored 25 runs. Needless to say, this is a move fans have been anticipating for a while now.
Ordonez's time on the 15-day DL is retroactive to Wednesday. While on the DL, he will likely meet with Dr. Phillip Kwong -- the man who performed surgery on Ordonez's broken ankle last year -- in Los Angeles for further evaluation. The Tigers want to make sure Ordonez can get healthy, which will in turn hopefully allow him to play much better.