The Phillies’ analytics-driven front office made a pair of interesting hires Friday, appointing two liaisons to help facilitate the use of analytics and other advanced information by the players.

Sam Fuld, who retired Friday after eight major-league seasons, will serve as the major-league player information coordinator. Ben Werthan will serve as the minor-league player information coordinator after spending the last six years in Baltimore as the advance scouting coordinator. Fuld and Werthan will take data from the front office and assist the players in implementing it.

“Fuld and Werthan will work closely with the Phillies players, coaches, front office staff, and research and development department,” the team said in a statement. “They will help integrate the use of information in all areas of on-field performance and preparation and make recommendations regarding the most effective areas of future research and analysis.”