Former MLB star Magglio Ordonez has found a life after baseball in politics. Ordonez will run for mayor in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela with the Socialist party, the same party as controversial former leader Hugo Chavez.
“We invite our major leaguer, Magglio Ordonez, to hit a grand slam in Puerto La Cruz,” said Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, according to the report....
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Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez is getting into politics in his home country. He'll be running for mayor in Venezuela.
Curious about what former big leaguer Magglio Ordonez has been up to since his retirement following the 2011 season?
Well...wonder no more.
Turns out, the six-time All-Star is planning on representing the socialist party of the late President Hugo Chavez and run for mayor of Puerta La Cruz, a Venezuelan oil town.
“We invite our major leaguer, Magglio Ordonez, to hit...
Outfielder Magglio Ordonez announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Sunday prior to a ceremony at Detroit's Comerica Park. Ordonez played 15 seasons, eight seasons for the Chicago White Sox and the last seven for the Detroit Tigers. He finished his career with a .309 career batting average, 294 home runs and 1,236 RBIs. The Venezuela native has been bothered...
Magglio Ordonez has made his retirement official, ending a stellar career in which the outfielder hit .309 in 15 seasons with the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox.
Ordonez held a news conference at Comerica Park on Sunday, and the Tigers have a ceremony planned before their game against the New York Yankees. Ordonez's homer to win Game 4 of the 2006 AL championship series...
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June 03, 2012
Magglio Ordonez has decided to call it a career.
The 38-year-old former Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox outfielder plans to announce his retirement Sunday before Detroit plays the New York Yankees.
The six-time All-Star struggled through 92 games last season with a surgically repaired right ankle, hitting a career-low .255 with five homers and 32 RBIs.
Ordonez was a career...
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May 29, 2012
Former Tigers and White Sox outfielder Magglio Ordonez will be retiring on Sunday, during "Magglio Ordonez Day" at Comerica Park when the Tigers host the Yankees.
Ordonez has dealt with injuries over the last two seasons, playing in fewer than 100 games in each after injuring his ankle. He re-fractured the ankle in the playoffs this past year, and made the decision to...
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Magglio Ordonez is 38 years old and remains unsigned. After dealing with injuries the past few years, he knows retirement is near.
It wasn’t an official announcement, but Magglio Ordonez is probably close to having a press release of some sort to announce his retirement from baseball, as it is becoming more and more unlikely that the Tigers, or any team for that matter, will opt not sign him to a Major League deal. He has already gone on record as saying he will not accept a minor league contract. Ordonez...
According to Danny Knobler, of CBSSports.com, Magglio Ordonez (.255/.303/.331 in 357 plate appearances with the Detroit Tigers in 2011) has indicated that he’s not in the market for a minor league contract. Ordonez, whose playing time and ability to stay healthy have been declining over the past few years, is looking for a guaranteed spot