Rangers hire Ivan Rodriguez

Updated: February 22, 2013, 9:01 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez has officially joined the Texas Rangers organization in a front-office position.

Rodriguez, who spent the first 12 seasons of his 21-year career with the Rangers, will hold the title of special assistant to the general manager, instructor and ambassador.

It means Rodriguez, a 14-time All-Star catcher, will not only help instruct the catchers throughout the organization (assisting catching coordinator Hector Ortiz), but he will also ...

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