Dodgers add Maddux, Ibanez to front office

Dodgers add Maddux, Ibanez to front office

LOS ANGELES -- Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux and 19-year Major League veteran Raul Ibanez have been named special assistants to Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and the baseball operations department.

The Dodgers announced Tuesday that in their roles, Maddux and Ibanez will assist in all aspects of baseball operations, including scouting, player development and working with the club's players, both at the Major League and Minor League levels.

Maddux becomes a Dodger for the third time. Former general manager Ned Colletti, who knew Maddux from their early days with the Cubs, traded for Maddux during the Dodgers' stretch runs in 2006 and 2008, after which he retired. He was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.

Maddux enters the Hall of Fame

After retiring, Maddux, who turns 50 in April, had been a special assistant to the general manager with the Cubs and for the last four seasons held the same position with the Texas Rangers, where his brother and another former Dodger, Mike Maddux, had served as pitching coach until this winter.

Maddux is eighth on the all-time wins list with 355. He was an eight-time All-Star, won four consecutive Cy Young Awards from 1992-95 and captured an astounding 18 Gold Gloves. He's a three-time wins leader and four-time ERA leader, and his uniform number has been retired by the Cubs and Braves.

Yost on Ibanez's impact

Ibanez, 43, retired as a player after the 2014 season and this will be his first front-office role. He played for Seattle, Kansas City, Philadelphia, the Yankees and Angels, posting a .272 career batting average with 305 home runs and 1,207 RBIs.

The native of New York interviewed for the Tampa Bay managerial job after Joe Maddon and Friedman left the organization in 2014.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.