Ausmus, Tigers off to strong start

...the game unfold."After ending his playing career ended in 2010, Ausmus worked in the Padres front office as a special assistant to the general manager for three years and managed Israel's team for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. In Detroit...

Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux tour Hall of Fame together

...manager for so long made the trip north from spring training one they'll file in the memory bank. Maddux is now a special assistant to the general manager of the Texas Rangers, and his brother is the team's pitching coach."Being around spring...

Rush is on to thaw baseball fields before season openers

...Chronicle. RANGERS: Greg Maddux will throw the ceremonial first pitch before Texas' season opener.Maddux, a special assistant to the Rangers general manager, will be inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame later this year after the pitcher...

Bumgarner, Colvin lead Giants to spring training win over Rockies

...1998-2000, will be at the team's minor league complex for the next few weeks.CUBS: Ted Lilly has been hired as a special assistant to Theo Epstein, the team's president of baseball operations.NATIONALS: Left-hander Mike Gonzalez agreed...

Army Cyber Command general explains Fort Gordon investment

...Command and Staff College, he served as an assistant engineer and executive officer in Germany; a staff and chief geographic officer in Central Europe and Bosnia; and as special assistant for the Army chief of staff at the Pentagon.

Former Phillies and Angels manager, All-Star and Braves executive Jim Fregosi dies at 71

...after the apparent stroke while on a cruise with baseball alumni.Fregosi ended more than 50 years in baseball as a special assistant to Braves general manager Frank Wren."Jim played a vital role in our club over the last 13 years," Wren said...

Former Browns coach Rob Chudzinski reunited with Colts head coach Chuck Pagano

Former Browns coach Rob Chudzinski has found new work with an old friend.Chudzinski will serve as a special assistant to Indi anapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, the team announced Saturday.The Browns fired Chud zinski Dec. 29 after he went...

South Carolina's Steve Spurrier gets contract extension, raise to $4 million annually

...for a contract clause that would make Spurrier a special assistant to university President Harris Pastides and athletic...in their current positions.Tanner stressed the special assistant spot was not an exit strategy for Spurrier, who'll...

Braves to honor 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th home run with ceremony, commemorative patch

...Yankee." ASTROS: Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan has rejoined the team as its executive advisor.Ryan worked as a special assistant to the general manager in Houston from 2004 until he became president of the Texas Rangers in 2008. ROCKIES: Roy...

Ex-Brave Brian McCann happy to be a Yankee

...PLAYERS' UNION: Hall of Famer Dave Winfield has joined the Major League Baseball Players Association staff as a special assistant to new executive director Tony Clark.The 12-time All-Star was a player representative during 15 of his 22 major...