Magglio Ordonez has fractured his right ankle and will be out for 6-8 weeks, meaning that he'll return at some point in September. This is, in a nutshell, the end of the Tigers playoff hopes unless they manage to come up with a bat to fill the 3-spot in the lineup, which simply isn't going to happen, as the Tigers are already at a big disadvantage to Minnesota and Chicago with regards to their depth and schedule.
The only bright side here is that Ordonez's $15 million option will not be guaranteed as Ordonez will almost certainly fail to compile the necessary 135 starts or 540 plate appearances this season. As such, the Tigers still might re-sign him next season, but at a much reduced price that suits his age and injury history.
In other news, Carlos Guillen strained his right calf and is day-to-day. Also, the Tigers lost 3-2.