Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez to have season-ending surgery on injured right ankle
DETROIT – Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his right ankle Wednesday.
The 36-year-old slugger, sidelined since July 25, was hitting .303 with 12 home runs and 59 RBIs before he was injured.
The procedure will be performed by Dr. Phillip Kwong of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles.
Ordonez, a free agent after this season because he will not be able to meet games and at-bat incentives which would have extended his deal, is expected to make a full recovery for 2011.
When asked the chances of the Tigers re-signing Ordonez for next season, Detroit GM Dave Dombrowski said the team will not comment on the status of any player for 2011 during the remainder of this season.