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 LOS ANGELES (AP) -The Dodgers hired longtime major league infielder Jose Vizcaino as a special assistant Thursday.
``Jose brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him that will be a great asset to the Dodgers,'' Los Angeles general manager Ned Colletti said in a statement.
The 39-year-old Vizcaino will work on special projects in baseball operations and serve as an on-field instructor during spring training. He will also instruct at the Dodgers' academy in the Dominican Republic, Campo Las Palmas.
Vizcaino, a native of the Dominican Republic, came up through the Dodgers' farm system, playing at Campo Las Palmas in the 1980s after being signed out of his hometown in San Cristobal.
In addition to playing with the Dodgers, Vizcaino was a member of the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals before retiring in 2006.
A switch-hitter, Vizcaino batted .270 with 36 home runs, 480 RBIs and 74 stolen bases during his 18-year career. He played primarily as a shortstop, but appeared at all four infield positions and left field.
``I'm very happy to be back with the organization that I grew up with,'' Vizcaino said. ``I hope to help the team win in any way that I can and I'm looking forward to the 2008 season.''

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