Detroit, MI - Detroit Tigers slugger Magglio Ordonez left Saturday’s 3-2 loss against Toronto with a fractured right ankle.
Ordonez was thrown out at home trying to score on a Miguel Cabrera double in the bottom of the third inning, and was injured while sliding into home.
He was helped off the field by trainers and later diagnosed with a fracture, with an expected recovery time of 6-to-8 weeks. Should that timeframe hold, Ordonez is likely to miss out on a vesting option in his contract for $15 million based on games started and plate appearances.
Ramon Santiago took over at designated hitter for Ordonez.
In addition, second baseman Carlos Guillen left with a right calf strain. Scott Sizemore subbed in his place for the remainder of the contest.