CHICAGO -- Magglio Ordonez's absence to a sore left oblique lasted one more day, but manager Jim Leyland doesn't expect it to last any longer than that. He plans to have Ordonez back in the lineup for Thursday's series finale against the White Sox.
Ordonez was available Wednesday, Leyland said, but he wasn't put in the starting lineup.
"He could play," Leyland said, "but the thinking behind it is: If he plays tonight, then tomorrow's a day game, I doubt that I'd want to play him [again], take a chance. They've got the lefty [John Danks] tomorrow, the righty [Freddy Garcia] tonight, so I'm going to hold him one more night, let it rest up totally a little bit more, and then play him tomorrow.
"He's ready to go. I could play him tonight, but I think I'd be taking a chance if I played him tonight and then wanted him to go back out there."
Ordonez could pinch-hit, but Leyland doubted that he would use him.
Ryan Raburn replaced Ordonez in the lineup once again, batting third and playing left field while rookie Brennan Boesch shifted over to right. Raburn hit two key doubles in Ordonez's place Tuesday night, scoring two runs and driving in another.
"If you don't play him after last night," Leyland asked aloud, "when are you going to play him?"
Coke sporting lone remaining mohawk
CHICAGO -- The mohawks that became a big story for the Tigers' bullpen a month ago are all but gone now. Ryan Perry shaved his head immediately after his rough outing against the Royals last weekend. Eddie Bonine arrived in Chicago with his head shaved as well, saying he'd join in with his comrades.
Alex Avila, Brandon Inge and Joel Zumaya already rid themselves of their mohawks, while Johnny Damon's hair has grown out. That leaves lefty Phil Coke with the lone remaining mohawk.
The haircuts came about between games of a day-night doubleheader May 12 against the Yankees as a solidarity measure.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.