Brendan Maloy
Monday December 9th, 2013

Magglio Ordonez's finished his career with 294 home runs and a .309 batting average. (Leon Halip/Getty Images) Magglio Ordonez finished his career with 294 home runs and a .309 batting average. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Retired All-Star Magglio Ordonez has been elected mayor of the town of Sotillo in his native Venezuela, according to the Associated Press.

Ordonez is a supporter of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and his election was announced by the president at a rally celebrating the party's various electoral victories.

Sotillo is a coastal town in the southern portion of the South American country with over 27,000 inhabitants.

LEMIRE: More big names expected to be on move during winter meetings Ordonez retired from baseball last year after spending 15 seasons in the league with the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers.

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