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It's a Maddux Family Affair



    The Texas Rangers are keeping the next baseball season all in the family.

    In addition to releasing details Tuesday on spring training -- pitchers and catchers report in 74 days -- the Rangers have hired Greg Maddux as a special assistant to the general manager.

    Team spokesman John Blake (@RangerBlake) tweeted out the information on Tuesday afternoon, simply saying: "Greg Maddux hired by Rangers as Special Assistant to the General manager."

    Maddux has spent the last two years with the Chicago Cubs in a similar position.

    "We're excited to add Greg to our group and look forward to him contributing to the development of our young pitchers," said Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels. "He is considered by many to be an all-around bright baseball mind and should fit in well with our existing staff."

    According to the Rangers, Maddux will be in uniform during spring training as an extra instructor. He will be working with both the major and minor league staffs and the Rangers farm affiliates during the regular season.

    He is the younger brother of Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux. Greg Maddux officially retired from playing baseball in 2008. He also won four Cy Young Awards in his career in four straight seasons.

    Greg Maddux is an eight-time All-Star and has won 18 Gold Glove Awards. He will appear on the ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013 and would be an induction candidate in 2014.

    He has played for the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers.