The Tigers' Magglio Ordonez battled through a rough 2011 after recovering from ankle surgery. He was hitting just .217 entering the All-Star break but rebounded to finish the season with a respectable .255 batting average. He continued that late-season surge against the Yankees in the ALDS, going 5-for-11 as the Tigers advanced in four games. But in Game 1 in the ALCS against the Rangers, Ordonez re-fractured his ankle.
The Tigers had to replace him with Delmon Young, who had been off the active roster because he was ailing from a strained oblique. Young went hitless in three of the four games in the ALCS as the Rangers made quick work of the injury-ravaged Tigers.