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Maggs In Platoon; 2010 Option May Not Kick In

Magglio Ordonez and Clete Thomas are now platooning in right field, which could prevent Magglio's $18MM option from vesting for next year. Because he played regularly last season, Maggs needs to start 126 games or bat 457 times for his option to kick in. He won't likely start 126 games, since Thomas will get the call against righties, but 457 plate appearances remain within Maggs' grasp.

He has already hit 291 times, so he needs just 166 more plate appearances this year, or slightly more than two per game. If he's just starting two or three times a week and pinch hitting, Magglio could pick up enough plate appearances for his option to kick in, but it will be close.








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