After seven years as the pitching coach of the Texas Rangers, Mike Maddux will not be returning to the Rangers organization. He’s the third coach to leave the organization’s coaching staff this offseason.
Maddux joined the Rangers in 2008 after a five-year stint with the Milwaukee Brewers. During his tenure in Texas, the Rangers have won over 600 games with a 4.06 ERA. He took over after the Rangers had the worse ERA in the MLB and began to help the Rangers turn that around. Working with many pitching talents in the organization such as Yu Darvish, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Colby Lewis and many more, it can be truly said that Maddux had a great tenure with the Texas Rangers club.
The decision was announced by the club as they informed Maddux that they would be parting ways. Rangers GM Jon Daniels expressed his and the organization’s appreciation for Maddux’s services, and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
Now the question is who can the Rangers hire as pitching coach? The Rangers have interviewed four potential candidates to take over, but no hires have been made yet. Reports indicate that two more candidates have been added. The Rangers seem to be taking their time with the interviewing of candidates, and that is the smart thing to do. Additionally the Texas Rangers have decided to part ways with his brother Greg Maddux, who worked in the front office as the special assistant to the general manager the past four seasons.