Feb 15, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT
It’s February 15 and Magglio Ordonez is without a team. And he’s likely to maintain that unemployed status for a while longer unless his asking price drops significantly within the next week.
According to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler, Ordonez told a Venezuelan radio station on Wednesday that he is not willing to accept a minor league contract.
Rather, Ordonez wants a guaranteed Opening Day roster spot with guaranteed big-league money.
Ordonez, 38, batted just .252/.303/.331 with five home runs and 32 RBI in 92 regular-season games last season for the Tigers while fighting a fractured ankle. The A’s have expressed interest in him this offseason, but the veteran outfielder confirmed in his radio appearance Wednesday that Oakland is offering “nothing concrete.”
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