To him, there's no question where he'll be in a week.
"I'll be ready for New York," Ordonez said.
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Ordonez went 1-for-4 with a double at the plate. He made a running catch down the right-field line early in the game before a miscommunication with second Will Rhymes on a blooper to shallow right.
Ordonez hadn't played since last Saturday with tightness in the IT band near his left hamstring. He had a previously scheduled day off Tuesday, something each player gets once in the spring. Manager Jim Leyland wondered aloud Tuesday whether Ordonez's situation might impact their decision on how many outfielders to take on the 25-man roster.
Ordonez has a pretty good idea how much time he'll need to be ready.
"I need maybe 15-20 at-bats," Ordonez said.
That equates to four or five games of regular play. The Tigers have six Spring Training games left, including Thursday's tilt against the Nationals, so that should mean pretty close to everyday play. Leyland said Ordonez will play from here on out.