Dodgers News: Greg Maddux, Raul Ibañez Hired As Special Assistants
Dodgers News: Greg Maddux, Raul Ibañez Hired As Special Assistants
Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the hiring of Greg Maddux and Raul Ibañez as special assistants to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and the entire baseball operations department.

Maddux and Ibañez will assist in all aspects of baseball operations, including scouting, player development and working with the club’s players, both at the Major and Minor League levels.

It was reported last December that Maddux, who pitched with the Dodgers in 2006 and 2008, was likely to join the organization in some capacity.

The Hall of Famer was hired by the Texas Rangers as special assistant to the general manager in November 2011.

His responsibilities included working as an instructor for the Major and Minor league pitching staffs, along with visiting the Rangers’ farm affiliates during the regular season

The 49-year-old Maddux held a similar role with the Chicago Cubs during the 2010-11 season. Maddux also served as the pitching coach for Team USA during the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Ibañez was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Rays managerial job, though eventually withdrew his name from consideration in December 2014.

He spent 19 seasons in the Majors, playing for the Seattle Mariners (1996-2000, 2004-08, 2013), Kansas City Royals (2001-03, 2014), Philadelphia Phillies (2009-11), New York Yankees (2012) and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2014).

Los Angeles previously added to their expansive front office this offseason by hiring former Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos as vice president of baseball operations.