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Rangers hire Ivan Rodriguez for “ambassador” job

Feb 21, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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One year after retiring as a player Ivan Rodriguez has another gig in baseball, as the Rangers announced today that he’ll rejoin the organization as a special assistant to the general manager, instructor, and ambassador.

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that Rodriguez’s first duties will involve going to spring training next weekend, presumably to do some coaching.

“We went to a tryout game and he wanted so badly to instruct that we almost literally had to hold him back,” general manager Jon Daniels said in describing Rodriguez’s passion for the new role.

  1. vallewho - Feb 21, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Ambassador to south Florida?…

  2. mybrunoblog - Feb 21, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Sage advice from a long time big leaguer or PED hints to the young players ?

  3. historiophiliac - Feb 21, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Yea, Pudge!

  4. anxovies - Feb 21, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    In the picture he looks like he is being sent to North Korea.

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