The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their front office Tuesday, naming both Greg Maddux and Raul Ibanez as special assistants to team president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.
Maddux, a Hall of Famer, and Ibanez, a 19-year major league veteran, will assist in every aspect of running the club, according to the Dodgers, from scouting to player development and even as instructors with the major league club, as well as in the minor leagues.
The 49-year-old Maddux already has worked as a special assistant in two other organizations: the Chicago Cubs (2010) and the Texas Rangers (2012-15). Maddux pitched in 19 games for the Dodgers over his 23-year career, when he was a four-time Cy Young Award winner and eight-time All-Star.
The 43-year-old Ibanez, who last played in 2014, will be working in a front office for the first time. Originally a draft pick of the Seattle Mariners, Ibanez was a .272 career hitter with 305 home runs and 1,207 RBIs for five separate teams, appearing in the playoffs five times. He never played for the Dodgers.