First Delmon Young. Now, another big Detroit Tigers bat has gone down.
Outfielder Magglio Ordonez will miss the rest of the postseason because of an ankle injury, the second Detroit Tigers outfielder after Young out of the American League Championship Series.
According to ESPN, Tigers manager Jim Leyland says Ordonez is having problems with the right ankle that he broke last season, an injury that caused him to miss more than a month this summer. Leyland said Sunday that Ordonez will be replaced on the ALCS roster.
Ordonez came out of Saturday's ALCS opener against the Texas Rangers after the second of two rain delays in the top of the fifth inning. Ordonez drew a walk during a short resumption of play between the delays and was replaced by a pinch-runner when the game resumed for good.
Ordonez went 5-for-13 this postseason with a three-hit game against the New York Yankees.
Young was taken off the roster Saturday because of an oblique injury.
Game 2 has been postponed to Monday because of rain.