Dodgers hire Maddux, Ibanez as special assistants

Greg Maddux and Raul Ibanez are hired as special assistants to the Dodgers president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman.

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have hired Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux and 19-year veteran Raul Ibanez as special assistants to Andrew Friedman in the team’s front office.

The team said Tuesday that Maddux and Ibanez will help Friedman, who is president of baseball operations, while also working in scouting, player development and interacting with players at the major and minor league levels.

Maddux spent the last four years as special assistant to Texas general manager Jon Daniels in the Rangers’ organization, where his brother Mike was the pitching coach. Before that, he was an assistant to Cubs GM Jim Hendry in 2010. The 49-year-old, four-time NL Cy Young Award winner pitched for the Dodgers in 2006 and 2008 during a 23-year major league career. He went 355-227 with a 3.16 ERA in 744 games with the Cubs, Braves and Padres in addition to the Dodgers.

Ibanez played for Seattle, Kansas City, Philadelphia, the Yankees and Angels during his career, when he batted .272 with 305 home runs and 1, 207 RBIs in 2,161 games. The 43-year-old outfielder-first baseman will be working in a front office for the first time.