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6/3/2012 2:21:00 PM
Description: Former Tigers and White Sox outfielder Magglio Ordonez has officially retired from Major League Baseball.
Insight: His best season came in 2007 when he posted a league-leading .363 batting average. Ordonez, a six-time All-Star, retires with 294 HRs, 1236 RBIs and 2156 career hits in 1848 major league games. The 38-year-old played his first eight seasons for Chicago before playing his last seven with Detroit.
8/4/2011 11:11:00 AM
Description: Magglio Ordonez is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Rangers. SOURCE: Tigers' official Twitter
Insight: Ordonez is not the player he once was and just does not have the power that he used to. His value is in the deepest of mixed fantasy formats.
6/16/2011 10:32:00 AM
Description: Magglio Ordonez didn't play Tuesday, but is expected to be in the starting lineup again tonight following Wednesday night's addition to the lineup. SOURCE: Tigers' official site
Insight: Ordonez was swinging the bat well in the minors and it should be able to translate soon in the majors. Still until he gets going, activate him in AL-only leagues for now.
6/1/2011 5:46:00 PM
Description: Detroit outfielder Magglio Ordonez is scheduled to join Triple-A Toledo for a rehabilitation assignment. Ordonez has been on the disabled list since May 11 because of weakness in his surgically repaired right ankle. He has struggled to recover after breaking his ankle sliding into home plate last July. He's hitting .172 with one home run and five RBIs in 26 games this season. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: Ordonez should return to Detroit on Monday. For the rest of the season, plan on Ordonez producing like a #4 fantasy outfielder.
5/13/2011 7:20:00 PM
Description: Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez is back on the disabled list because of weakness in his surgically repaired right ankle. SOURCE:
Insight: Magglio will see the orthopedic that repaired his ankle; after that visit we should have a better idea of how long Ordonez will really be out.
4/14/2011 11:23:00 AM
Description: Magglio Ordonez may be ready to return to the lineup for tonight's game against the Athletics. SOURCE: Detriot Free Press
Insight: Ordonez can be effective when healthy, but his inconsistency makes him only a low-end option in mixed leagues.
4/13/2011 5:46:00 PM
Description: Magglio Ordonez could return to the Tigers lineup sometime during this weekend's series against the A's. SOURCE: Tigers on
Insight: Magglio's best years are clearly behind him, but if he can stay on the field he could still help your team. See how he does this weekend before making a lineup decision for next week.
4/11/2011 4:22:00 PM
Description: Ordonez left the game against Texas early on Monday after experiencing pain in his Achilles. SOURCE: CBSSPORTS
Insight: Ordonez is no spring chicken any more at 37 years old and the Tigers might be better off going with Raburn/Boesch/Jackson any way. You shouldn't own Ordonez in mixed leagues
3/20/2011 5:27:00 PM
Description: Tigers OF Magglio Ordonez was scratched from today's spring training game because of soreness in his left hamstring. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: Ordonez, if he stays healthy, should produce as a #3/4 OFer in mixed leagues, putting up a high average with moderate power.
3/5/2011 12:47:00 PM
Description: Magglio Ordonez was scratched today due to a sore hamstring. SOURCE: JOHN LOWE
Insight: It appears that it was just some cramping and he will only be day-to-day. At his age, Ordonez will be prone to minor issues like this one throughout the season.
12/16/2010 5:00:00 PM
Description:'s Jon Heyman reports the Tigers have re-signed Ordonez to a one-year, $10 million deal.
Insight: Ordonez hit .303 with 12 home runs and 59 RBI over 323 at-bats for the Tigers in 2010, but the soon to be 37-year old continues to be an injury risk. (
12/16/2010 3:31:00 PM
Description: Magglio Ordonez has agreed to a one-year deal with Detroit worth $10 million. SOURCE: JON HEYMAN
Insight: Quite a turnaround after Detroit talked about waiving him at one point during his time there. He will hit in the middle of their lineup and the one year deal provides plenty of motivation.
12/9/2010 2:55:00 PM
Description: Now that the Red Sox have signed Carl Crawford, Magglio Ordonez could be headed back to Detroit. SOURCE: CBS Sports
Insight: Magglio wants two years but Detroit only wants to offer one year; if healthy, Ordonez is a solid #3/4 OF that can contribute 20-25 HR's.
12/8/2010 8:45:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox appear to be focusing on Magglio Ordonez in their search for another outfielder. SOURCE: CBS Sports
Insight: Ordonez had a nice rebound season in 2010 and makes a nice complimentary player in a lineup like Boston's. If he ends up in Boston he should be drafted as a #3 OF in mixed leagues but could produce like a #2.
12/3/2010 3:36:00 PM
Description: The Tigers are expected to bring back OF Magglio Ordonez. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: The Tigers always wanted to have Magglio back, just at a cheaper price. Expect him to see plenty of pitches with guys named Martinez and Cabrera around him.
11/29/2010 12:04:00 PM
Description:'s Jon Heyman reports Ordonez remains a possibility for the Tigers.
Insight: The Tigers elected not to offer Ordonez salary arbitration. He hit .303 with 12 home runs and 59 RBI in 84 games for the Tigers this past season before suffering a right ankle injury and missing the rest of the season. (
11/28/2010 4:39:00 PM
Description: Now that they have signed a big bat in Victor Martinez, the Tigers could be out of the running for a high-priced outfielder; this could clear the return of OF Magglio Ordonez. SOURCE: Jon Heyman via Twitter
Insight: Ordonez remains a solid hitter who can contribute about 20 HR's per season.
11/23/2010 12:51:00 PM
Description: The Tigers will not offer arbitration to OF Magglio Ordonez. SOURCE:
Insight: Magglio would truly fit best in the AL, where he could take a few AB's as a DH. Philadelphia has been rumored to be interested, where Magglio would be a cheaper right handed replacement for Jayson Werth.
11/19/2010 4:01:00 PM
Description: Fox reports Ordonez (right ankle) is fully recovered from ankle surgery.
Insight: This news came from Ordonez's agent, Scott Boras, so can be viewed with some skepticism in theory. He hit .303 with 12 home runs and 59 RBI in 84 games this past season. (
11/19/2010 1:17:00 PM
Description: Free agent OF Magglio Ordonez 'has returned to full workout routines' that include running, throwing and hitting, agent Scott Boras said. Ordones is recovering from surgery to stabilize a severely injured ankle. SOURCE: Fox Sports
Insight: Ordonez's health is the biggest concern for teams looking to sign him.