Originally posted on Big League Stew  |  Last updated 10/10/11
Will Delmon Young play or won't he? It's the hokey pokey being played by the Detroit Tigers in the hours before Game 2 of the ALCS against the Texas Rangers. The Tigers added Young to their ALCS roster as a replacement for Magglio Ordonez, who will miss the rest of the postseason with a fractured ankle. But Young wasn't on the initial roster for this series because of the left oblique strain he suffered against the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the ALDS. Has the oblique healed enough for Young to play? For more, we consult Dr. Jim Leyland (via The Oakland Press' Matthew B. Mowery): "It's not really the oblique-oblique," said the Tigers manager. "They didn't think it was too serious to begin with." No word on whether or not the Tigers coaches and training staff just held up an anatomical model of a human torso and asked Young to point to where it hurts. Maybe they should've just taken the hockey approach and called it "an upper body injury." Clearly, the Tigers believe Young is suffi...
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