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Tigers draft Magglio's son in 38th round


With the 2014 First-Year Player Draft winding down Saturday, the Tigers saw an opportunity to grab the son of former Detroit star Magglio Ordonez.

In the 38th round, the club selected the first baseman, who recently graduated from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla.

The elder Ordonez spent his final seven big league seasons with the Tigers. In that span, he made two All-Star teams and, in 2007, finished second in the American League MVP balloting.

He has since been elected mayor of Juan Antonio Sotillo Municipality in Venezuela.

The younger Ordonez was born in 1995, two years before his father's Major League career began. He was a common fixture in the Tigers' clubhouse during his father's Detroit tenure and will have a chance to climb the ranks of the farm system and get there on his own merits if he signs.

Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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