Tigers' Ordonez back on disabled list

May 13, 2011 - 5:15 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit outfielder Magglio Ordonez is back on the disabled list because of weakness in his surgically repaired right ankle.

Ordonez was put on the 15-day DL on Friday. He has struggled to recover after breaking his ankle sliding into home plate last July. He's hitting .172 with one home run and five RBIs in 26 games this season.

The Tigers said they would purchase the contract of outfielder Andy Dirks from Triple-A Toledo as soon as he arrived in Detroit. He was expected to join the Tigers for Friday night's game against Kansas City but was not listed in the starting lineup.