With Delmon Young in Detroit, Magglio Ordonez is done as a regular

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Manager Jim Leyland said Monday he plans to play new arrival Delmon Young in left, Austin Jackson in center and Brennan Boesch in right, leaving no room for Magglio Ordonez in the Tigers’ remade outfield.

“That’s as honest as I can be,” Leyland said. “That’s the way the situation is.”

Upon returning from the DL in mid-June, Ordonez, who is making $10 million this season, hit a respectable .286/.355/.381 in 126 at-bats through the end of July.  However, he was slumping again of late, having hit .154 in 39 at-bats this month.  For the year, he’s hit .223/.280/.295 in 264 at-bats, a huge collapse from last year’s. 303/.378/.474 line in 323 at-bats.  He’s also probably an even weaker defender than Young as the result of age and injuries.

The Tigers do have Ordonez starting in right field tonight, but he’ll take a seat on Tuesday, Leyland said.  Most of his at-bats the rest of the way could come as a DH on those days that Victor Martinez is catching.

Video: Corey Dickerson breaks scoreless tie with walk-off home run

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Neither the Pirates nor the Tigers could manage any offense during Thursday afternoon’s game at PNC Park. That is, until outfielder Corey Dickerson launched a walk-off solo home run off of Alex Wilson with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Dickerson, 28, has been solid for the Pirates for the first month of the season. He’s batting .314/.348/.500 with a pair of home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 92 plate appearances. The Pirates acquired him from the Rays in late February in exchange for journeyman pitcher Daniel Hudson and Single-A infielder Tristan Gray.