Former slugger Ordonez elected mayor in Venezuela

A year after retiring from baseball, former star Magglio Ordonez has been elected as the mayor of a city in his native Venezuela. Ordonez's victory in the city of Sotillo in eastern Venezuela was announced by President Nicolas Maduro at a rally Sunday for pro-government candidates who won the majority of 335 races nationwide. The socialist president has turned to celebrity...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Former MLB Star Magglio Ordonez Running for Mayor in Venezuela as Socialist

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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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Magglio Ordonez running for mayor

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez is getting into politics in his home country. He'll be running for mayor in Venezuela.

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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Ordonez ends 15-year career with ceremony in Detroit

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...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Ordonez makes retirement official

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  |  Discuss

Magglio Ordonez to announce retirement Sunday

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  |  Discuss

Magglio Ordonez to retire on Sunday

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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May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Magglio Ordonez nearing retirement

Magglio Ordonez is 38 years old and remains unsigned. After dealing with injuries the past few years, he knows retirement is near.

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March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Magglio Ordonez close to retirement

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...
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March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Magglio Ordonez Doesn’ t Want a Minor League Deal

According to Danny Knobler, of, 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
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

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