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SEATTLE MARINERS VS DETROIT TIGERS
Detroit Tigers Magglio Ordonez high-fives his teammates after defeating the Seattle Mariners 9-7 at Comerica Park in Detroit on May 8, 2007. Ordonez made a diving catch for the final out against the Mariners. (UPI Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
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Magglio José Ordóñez Delgado ( /ɔrˈdoʊnjɛz/; born January 28, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan Major League Baseball right fielder for the Detroit Tigers. He has played for the Chicago White Sox (1997–2004) and Detroit Tigers (2005–present). Ordóñez is six feet, one inch tall and weighs 215 lb.

In a fourteen-year major league career (through the end of the 2010 season), Ordóñez is a .312 hitter with 289 home runs and 1204 RBIs in 1,726 games. He has been selected for the All-Star Game six times (1999–2001, 2003 and 2006–07) and has won three Silver Slugger awards (2000, 2002 and 2007). In 2007, he won the batting title for American League with an average of .363. He also established a career high with 139 runs batted in, and finished runner-up to Alex Rodriguez in the AL Most Valuable Player award voting.

Ordóñez stayed close to his roots in 2010 when choosing an entrance song. He chose Mirala by Oscar D'Leon.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Magglio Ordonez."
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