CHICAGO (AP) — Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux is next up as the Chicago Cubs search for a new manager. Maddux is slated to interview on Wednesday.
Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum and Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin have already been interviewed to replace Mike Quade, who was fired by new president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.
Maddux pitched for nine teams in a 15-year major league career that ended in 2000. He became pitching coach of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2003, then took the same job with Texas before the 2009 season and has helped the Rangers win back-to-back AL pennants. The Cubs are also expected to interview Cleveland bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr.
Maddux withdrew from consideration for the Red Sox manager’s vacancy, citing the distance between Boston and his family in the Dallas area.