Kimie Bunyasaranand
Friday February 22nd, 2013

Ivan Rodriguez will join the Rangers as a special assistant to the GM. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images) Ivan Rodriguez will join the Rangers as a special assistant to the GM. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Rangers hired Ivan Rodriguez as a special assistant to the GM on Thursday, according to CBS Sports. The former catcher spent 13 season with the Rangers; during that course of time, Rodriguez had 11 All-Star selections, 10 Gold Gloves, six Silver Sluggers and an MVP award.

According to the team's press release, Rodriguez will

"assist the Rangers baseball operations group in a number of areas, including amateur, professional, and international scouting, player instruction on the major and minor league level, and talent evaluation. He will also be involved in community and marketing endeavors on behalf of the club."
Rodriguez, 41, ranks fourth in home runs, fourth in RBIs and first in Wins Above Replacement among the franchise's position players.

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