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Former MLB stars shine as spring assistants

Pitching legends Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers and Pedro Martinez of the Red Sox joined their teams this spring as consultants, Koufax as special adviser to the chairman and Martinez as special assistant to the general manager.

The roles, which usually mean helping out in spring training, are often handed to ex-stars, but are sometimes filled by journeymen. Some of baseball’s current special assistants:

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