The Los Angeles Dodgers added key members to the staff this week bringing on pitching legend Greg Maddux and Raul Ibanez.
The two former baseball veterans were hired as special assistants to President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman. The Dodgers say Maddux and Ibanez will help with player development and scouting.
#Dodgers say Maddux/Ibanez will assist in scouting, player development and working with major/minor leaguers, other baseball ops stuff.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) February 2, 2016
Both hold a lot of knowledge under their belts, and is something valuable the Dodgers now own. Scouting prospects is key, but another good thing to have is healthy players. Fortunately for the Dodgers, catcher Yasmani Grandal will be added to that list soon.
Grandal underwent left shoulder surgery and is done with rehabilitation and claims he is ahead of schedule. He tells TrueBlueLA.com that he will begin field-hitting this week.
A lot happened this week and here are some things you might have missed.
- ESPN’s Doug Mittler reporting the Dodgers could be interested in prospect from Cuba
- Dodgers Digest debate who the lead off hitter should be
- ThinkBlueLA.com writes Manager Dave Roberts wants a fresh start with Yasiel Puig
Earlier this week, we asked Dodgers Nation to vote whether the Dodgers can afford to lose outfielder Andre Ethier. The results of the poll are below:
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) February 2, 2016
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