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REPORT: Chicago Cubs Interested In Texas Rangers’ Pitching Coach Mike Maddux Again


Following the 2011 season, the Chicago Cubs pursued Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux for their open manager job, and he considered it before withdrawing his name.

Two years later, the Cubs are once again interested in Maddux filling their managerial vacancy, according to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Maddux, 52, is entering his sixth season as the Rangers’ pitching coach and his staff has posted three consecutive sub-4.00 ERA’s since 2010 and finished in the top 5 in ERA for 2010 and 2011 in the AL.

Maddux joined the Rangers after six seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers as their pitching coach from 2003-2008. In 2008 the Brewers ranked second in the National League with a 3.85 ERA, the lowest mark by the team in 16 years, and secured the NL Wild Card slot. During the 2007 and 2008 season the Brewers complied ERA’s below .400 and produced the 5th-best strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.12) in the NL during his six seasons.

Maddux made his pitching coach debut for Double-A Round Rock Express in the Houston Astros organization in 2000. He spent two seasons with the team and led a staff that was ranked second in the Texas League with a 4.11 ERA in 2000 and the Texas League championship.

Maddux is also the older brother of future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, the current special assistant to the general manager for the Rangers.

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