CARACAS, Venezuela -- A year after retiring from baseball, former star Magglio Ordonez has been elected as the mayor of a city in his native Venezuela. Ordonezs victory in the city of Sotillo in eastern Venezuela was announced by President Nicolas Maduro at a rally Sunday for pro-government candidates who won the majority of 335 races nationwide. The socialist president has turned to celebrity candidates such as the six-time All-Star to overcome rising anger with his handling of the economy. Maduro prevailed in his first electoral test since narrowly winning the presidency in April following the death of Hugo Chavez. Ordonez retired in 2012 with a career .309 average over 15 seasons with the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox. The right fielders 294 homers are the second-most by a Venezuela-born player, trailing only Andres Galarragas 399. GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes locked up one of their top young scorers just before the start of training camp, signing left wing Mikkel Boedker to a two-year contract that averages $2.55 million per season. A front-line forward who can play either wing, Boedker did not file for arbitration as a restricted free agent this summer, believing a deal with the Coyotes would get done before the start of training camp next Wednesday. "I thought it was a fair deal," Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said on Saturday. "He still has something to prove, show that hes producing for us. He does that, hell get paid a lot more money. I thought it was a good deal for a good young player for us." The eighth overall pick in the 2008 draft, Boedker had a superb first season with the Coyotes after four seasons playing in Europe, scoring 11 goals with 17 assists in 2008-09.dddddddddddd. He bounced between the Coyotes and the AHL the next two seasons, but had 11 goals and 13 assists while playing all 82 games in 2011-12, helping Phoenix win an NHL division title and reach the Western Conference finals for the first time. The 23-year-old from Denmark had seven goals and 19 assists during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season and is projected to play on Phoenixs first line with newly acquired centre Mike Ribeiro, who had 49 points in 48 games with Washington last season. "Hes a key part for us right now," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "Hes a player whos continued to get better the past couple of years and we look at him as a very valuable player for us this season." Boedker has 34 goals and 61 assists in parts of five seasons with the Coyotes. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '