Greg Maddux and Raul Ibanez join Dodgers front office

A Dodgers front office already stocked with multiple executives with experience as general managers has now added to its stable a Hall of Fame pitcher and one of the more beloved players in recent memory.

The team announced the hiring of Greg Maddux and Raul Ibanez on Tuesday, with both men to function as special assistants to the president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman.

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Earlier this month, the team added former Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos as a vice president of baseball operations, working alongside Friedman and General Manager Farhan Zaidi.

In a release announcing the moves, the Dodgers indicated that Maddux and Ibanez would aid in “scouting, player development and working with the club’s players” at all levels of the organization.

Maddux, 49, was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2014. He played in parts of two seasons with the Dodgers and finished his career in Los Angeles in 2007. This is his third front-office position, having spent time working with both the Chicago Cubs and the Texas Rangers.

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Ibanez, 43, retired in 2014 after a 19-year career. He was a finalist for the managerial opening in Tampa Bay the subsequent off-season, but removed himself from the running to spend time with his family. He worked as an analyst for Fox in 2015.

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