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Magglio Ordonez | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (40) / 1/28/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Magglio Ordonez retired.
Mags was honored in a ceremony prior to Sunday's series finale against the Yankees. The 38-year-old said in February that he was only interested in signing a major league contract, but he failed to draw much interest after hitting just .252/.303/.331 with five home runs and 32 RBI last season and re-fracturing his right ankle during the ALCS. One of the best right-handed hitters of his generation, Ordonez finished his career with a .309/.369/.502 lifetime batting line to go along with 2,156 hits, 294 home runs and 1,236 RBI. Sun, Jun 3, 2012 04:50:00 PM

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Magglio Ordonez will announce his retirement Sunday at Comerica Park.

The Tigers will honor him in a ceremony prior to Sunday’s series finale against the Yankees. The 38-year-old hinted at retirement earlier this spring, so the decision doesn't come as a big surprise. One of the best right-handed hitters of his generation, Ordonez will end his career with .309/.369/.502 lifetime batting line to go along with 2,156 hits, 294 home runs and 1,236 RBI.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Tue, May 29, 2012 02:12:00 PM

Magglio Ordonez indicated on his Twitter account Monday that he is leaning toward retirement.

"Estoy muy search de mi retiro," was Ordonez's message, which translates to, "I am very close to my retirement." The 38-year-old said in February that he was only interested in signing a major league contract, but he failed to draw much interest after hitting just .252/.303/.331 with five home runs and 32 RBI last season and re-fracturing his right ankle during the ALCS. Ordonez owns a .309/.369/.502 lifetime batting line to go along with 2,156 hits, 294 home runs and 1,236 RBI.
Mon, Mar 26, 2012 07:59:00 PM

Magglio Ordonez said Wednesday that he is not interested in signing a minor league contract.

That could change if Ordonez is unable to attract a major league contract offer by the start of spring training. He's drawn interest from the A's, but it's doubtful they'll offer him a guaranteed roster spot. Ordonez, 38, batted just .252/.303/.331 with five home runs and 32 RBI in 92 regular-season games last season for the Tigers.
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 05:03:00 PM

MLB Network's Peter Gammons reports the Athletics are evaluating Magglio Ordonez for a spring tryout.

Ordonez has reportedly made "consistent progress" in his recovery from ankle surgery and expects to play in 2012 despite being active for just 92 games last season. If he signs with the Athletics, it would only be on a minor league contract.
Sat, Feb 4, 2012 03:27:00 PM

Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com anticipates that the market for Magglio Ordonez (ankle) will pick up once he's cleared for full activity, which could happen in two weeks.

Morosi had a report on Maggs earlier this month that detailed the veteran's "consistent progress" in his recovery from right ankle surgery. Ordonez, who will turn 38 next week, fully intends to play in 2012 despite an injury-plagued, disappointing 2011 season. It remains to be seen if he'll be able to net a guaranteed deal or if he'll have to settle for a minor league contract.
Sun, Jan 22, 2012 02:35:00 PM

Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that Magglio Ordonez has made "consistent progress" in his recovery from right ankle surgery and still intends to play in 2012.

Ordonez no longer requires the use of a walking boot and has started taking swings in a batting cage. "He’s hitting the ball hard," said Radhi Muhammad, founder and head performance coach at 440 Fitness in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where Ordonez is training. "The bat sounds good." Muhammad also added that Maggs would have formal workouts for teams around the start of spring training. He likely wouldn't need more than a few weeks to be ready for the season, but it's obviously a big question whether Ordonez could stay healthy and produce in 2012.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 01:43:00 PM

Tiger free agents Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen both plan on playing in 2012.

Guillen confided his plans to MLB.com and also mentioned that he had spoken to Ordonez, who told him he also planned to continue his career. Ordonez underwent surgery on his fractured right ankle last week, but apparently plans to rehab the injury in hopes of securing another contract. Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has said that Guillen is unlikely to return next season and Detroit's front office is also reportedly ready to move on from Ordonez. Guillen posted an anemic .232/.265/.368 line in 102 plate appearances this past year while earning $13 million. The 37-year-old Ordonez batted just .252/.303/.331 during 92 regular-season games. Mags has produced a .309/.369/.502 line, 294 home runs and 1,236 RBI in 7,742 plate appearances over 15 seasons between the White Sox and Tigers.
Source: MLB.com
Sun, Nov 6, 2011 11:35:00 PM

The Tigers are unlikely to re-sign Magglio Ordonez.

Ordonez told reporters near the end of the Tigers' postseason run that he is hoping to continue his career. But the Detroit front office is ready to move on from the 37-year-old outfielder, who batted just .252/.303/.331 during 92 regular-season games.
Tue, Nov 1, 2011 03:05:00 PM

Magglio Ordonez (ankle) did not accompany the Tigers on the flight to Texas for Game 6 of the ALCS, and manager Jim Leyland isn't sure why.

"I don't know where he is," Leyland said. "He didn't come on the plane." It sounds like Leyland was expecting Ordonez to show up, only the outfielder didn't. It's a little bizarre but probably just a miscommunication between Maggs and the team. Ordonez's postseason ended after he re-broke his right ankle early on in the ALCS. The 37-year-old is expected to continue his career.
Sun, Oct 16, 2011 10:36:00 AM

Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that Magglio Ordonez wants to continue playing and the "initial belief" is that the re-break of his right ankle won't force him to retire.

The 37-year-old outfielder never totally recovered from breaking his ankle late last year, and he broke it again last week, ending his season. Ordonez is likely to require offseason surgery, and given his .255/.303/.331 batting line this season, he's unlikely to receive much interest on the open market. It sounds like he's not ready to hang up his cleats yet, though.
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 07:23:00 PM

Magglio Ordonez is likely to require surgery to repair his broken right ankle.

Ordonez was removed from the Tigers' ALCS roster on Monday morning. He could officially retire if the surgery threatens his ability to play in 2012. The 37-year-old outfielder has a .309/.369/.502 career batting line, 294 home runs and 1,236 RBI in 7,742 total plate appearances.
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 03:31:00 PM

Magglio Ordonez (broken ankle) will be examined by a doctor before deciding on retirement.

Ordonez re-broke his right ankle and was removed from the ALCS roster on Sunday. He's done for the year. The 37-year-old has produced a .309/.369/.502 line, 294 home runs and 1,236 RBI in 7,742 plate appearances over 15 seasons between the White Sox and Tigers.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 09:20:00 PM

Magglio Ordonez broke his right ankle again, reports Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com.

Ordonez was removed from the ALCS roster earlier in the day. The 37-year-old is done for the season and quite possibly will call it a career. He talked about retirement during the regular season and his latest setback with the problematic right ankle could cement his decision. If Maggs is indeed done, he will finish his 15-year career spread between the White Sox and Tigers with a .309/.369/.502 slash line, 294 homers and 1,236 RBI in 7,742 plate appearances.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 04:44:00 PM

Magglio Ordonez has been removed from the ALCS roster due to ongoing issues with his surgically-repaired right ankle.

It's a tough blow for a Tigers team that's already without Delmon Young. Manager Jim Leyland said the ankle is "killing" Maggs. Ordonez had surgery on the ankle late last year, and he hasn't been able to totally shake the soreness since. The 37-year-old will be ineligible to play in a potential World Series berth for the Tigers. He admitted to considering retirement earlier this season, so it's certainly possible that he's taken his last MLB at-bat. The Tigers have not announced who will replace Maggs on the ALCS roster. Don Kelly and Ryan Raburn assume his at-bats. Kelly had four hits and a home run during the ALDS, while Raburn is 3-for-8 in the playoffs.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 03:54:00 PM

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