Boras: Ordonez recovered from ankle surgery
Free-agent outfielder Magglio Ordonez has completed his rehabilitation from the fractured right ankle that cost him the final two months of the regular season, his agent told FOXSports.com today.
Ordonez “has returned to full workout routines” that include running, throwing and hitting, Scott Boras said. Ordonez is roughly two months removed from a surgical procedure designed to stabilize the fracture.
Ordonez batted .303 with 12 home runs and 59 RBIs in 84 games for the Detroit Tigers before sustaining the injury on a slide into home plate.
The 36-year-old should appeal to a number of teams, as long as he remains healthy. The Tigers haven’t ruled out the possibility that Ordonez will return for less money than the $18 million he earned this year.
The Phillies, Red Sox, White Sox, Angels, Royals, A’s, Mariners, Blue Jays and Nationals are among the teams interested in adding offense in the outfield or at designated hitter. Ordonez has a career .794 OPS in 83 games at DH.