Magglio Ordonez has transformed from an All-Star outfielder in
The former player for the
Ordonez is a member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela and a supporter of President
Maduro is known to turn to celebrity candidates to help bolster support in the midst of rising anger with his economic policies.
Ordonez is among a majority of pro-government candidates who won one of the 335 races nationwide.
After 15 seasons in the major leagues, Ordonez retired in 2012 with a career batting average of .309. He hit 294 home runs, the second most by a player born in Venezuela (Andres Galarraga has 399).