Tigers bring back Ordonez

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have re-signed outfielder/designated hitter Magglio Ordonez to a one-year contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but SI.com reported on Thursday that the pact is worth $10 million.

Detroit decided not to pick up Ordonez's $15 million option in October and, according to the report, he turned down two-year offers from other clubs in order to return to the Tigers.

The soon-to-be 37-year-old slugger, who will be entering his seventh season with the Tigers, hit .303 with 12 home runs and 59 runs batted in before his 2010 campaign came to an abrupt halt after fracturing his right ankle in July.

"Magglio is one of the top run producers in baseball and he has been a consistent contributor to our club for the past six seasons," Tigers president, chief executive officer and general manager David Dombrowski said. "Magglio's return solidifies the middle of our lineup and we are excited to keep him in a Tigers uniform."

Ordonez spent his first eight big league seasons with the Chicago White Sox before coming to Detroit as a free agent in 2005, when he signed a lucrative six-year contract.

Over 1,756 career games, the six-time All-Star is a .312 hitter with 289 homers, 1,204 RBI and 1,043 runs scored.

He strung together four consecutive seasons of at least 30 homers, 113 RBI and a .300 average from 1999-2002 while with the White Sox.

Since joining the Tigers, Ordonez has clubbed 102 home runs and driven in 501 runs while hitting .318 in 755 contests.


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