It appears Magglio Ordonez has found a new calling after baseball: Politics.

The former Detroit Tigers outfielder will run for mayor of Puerto La Cruz an oil town in Venezuela according to Bloomberg-BusinessWeek. The town is is about 186 miles east of his birthplace Caracas.

“We invite our major leaguer Magglio Ordonez to hit a grand slam in Puerto La Cruz” said Nicolas Maduro Venezuela’s president according to the report.

Ordonez played for the Tigers from 2005-11 winning the batting title in 2007 with a .363 average to go along with 28 home runs and 139 RBIs. His most notable achievement was hitting the series-clinching walk-off home run against the Oakland Athletics in the 2006 ALCS that sent the Tigers to the World Series.

Ordonez hit .309 over his 15-year career with the Tigers and Chicago White Sox (1997-04) with 294 home runs and 1236 RBIs. He returned to Venezuela after his retirement two years ago.