MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 28: Magglio Ordonez #30 of the Detroit Tigers during batting practice prior to a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 28, 2010 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ordonez was removed from the lineup just before the start of the game. (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)
Magglio Ordonez will be announcing his retirement on Sunday afternoon prior to the Tigers' game against the New York Yankees.
On Tuesday afternoon, it was reported by several sources that Magglio Ordonez will be announcing his retirement on Sunday prior to the start of an afternoon game between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees at Comerica Park.
Magglio Ordonez will announce retirement on Sunday. Tigers will honor him during a pre-game ceremony that day. #tigers— Brian Britten (@BBritten_Tigers) May 29, 2012
Ordonez played for the Tigers from 2005 to 2011 and was not offered a contract by any team to play in 2012. On Sunday, he will be given a proper send-off, as the Tigers will be celebrating their former right fielder with Magglio Ordonez Day, which will allow him to officially announce his retirement during the pre-game ceremony.
He will retire with 2,156 hits and 256 home runs in a 15-year career split between the Tigers and Chicago White Sox.