Former MLB star Magglio Ordonez has found a life after baseball in politics. Ordonez will run for mayor in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela with the Socialist party, the same party as controversial former leader Hugo Chavez.
“We invite our major leaguer, Magglio Ordonez, to hit a grand slam in Puerto La Cruz,” said Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, according to the report.
Ordonez was a known supporter of Chavez for years and was even booed by Venezuelan fans while playing for the country in the 2009 World Baseball Classic in Miami. Ordonez even supported former president Hugo Chavez’s “21st Century Socialism” and appeared in several political ads.