Now the 38-year-old is looking for work and he told Deportes Union Radio that he doesn't want to sign a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training, CBSSports.com reports.
"A few teams have been interested, including Oakland, but there's been nothing concrete," Ordonez said, CBS reports. "The market has been tough for me, but I'm working towards continuing my career."
Ordonez appeared in 92 games for the Detroit Tigers last year, batting .255 with five homers and 32 RBIs. But in the American League Championship Series, he refractured the ankle that he had broken in 2010. That isn't helping the job prospects of the six-time All-Star.