If ever Detroiters wanted to feel good about their town and their baseball team, Magglio Ordonez just handed them a holiday-season Hosanna.
Ordonez will play for the Tigers at least one more season, his agent, Scott Boras, told The Detroit News on Thursday. Reportedly, it is a $10 million contract — precisely the salary range anticipated. The Tigers must wait until Ordonez passes a physical before any deal is complete.
Boras would not confirm that Ordonez received multi-year offers from other teams. But he did say there was significant interest from other teams with the potential for Ordonez to make more money elsewhere.
"Magglio is very loyal to Mike Ilitch and very happy to be coming back to Detroit," Boras told The News. "All the parties came together to make this happen."