Magglio Ordonez will announce his retirement on Sunday at Comerica Park

May 30th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Detroit, May 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Magglio Ordóñez, the former Detroit Tigers outfielder, will announce his retirement in a ceremony on Sunday, before a game that will take place at Comerica Park.

The Venezuelan right fielder played for the Chicago White Sox from 1997 to 2004. In 2005, he arrived to Detroit. He played for the Detroit Tigers until 2011. The best year of his sporting career was 2007. He achieved a very impressive 363 batting average, 28 home runs and 139 RBIs.

In 2010, the player re-signed a 1-year, $10 million contract with the Tigers. The general manager of the team, David Dombrowski, announced that the team would not be renewing Ordóñez’s contract.

Ordóñez received media attention in 2009, after actively supporting the Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez. He appeared in a very controversial TV political advert supporting the Venezuelan president. Throughout the 2009 World Baseball Classic, the player was booed by Venezuelan fans opposed to Chávez’s rule.

The host of the ceremony will be the radio personality Dan Dickerson. The event will begin around 12:40 p.m. Ordoñez and some of his relatives will participate in the event.

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