Magglio Ordonez is expected to announce his retirement Sunday at Detroit, and Tuesday he received high praise from former Chicago White Sox teammate Paul Konerko.

"Even up to now, looking back to my time with the White Sox, he's definitely the best all-around player that I played with," said Konerko, who played with Ordonez from 1999 to 2004. "There was a period he could do it all. Run, hit, throw – you name it - he could do on the field. I rarely saw him do anything wrong. He always did everything right.

"There's been a lot of good hitters here, a lot of good defensive players. But he was the best that I played with all-around for that period. Those first few years he was unbelievable. It seemed like he never made a mistake. "