Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux is next up to interview for the Cubs manager job.
Maddux, older brother of former Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux, is scheduled to meet with Cubs brass Wednesday. He's one of several candidates hoping to replace manager Mike Quade, fired last week by Theo Epstein, the new president of team operations.
Maddux ended his 15-year major league career in 2000. In 2003, he took his talents to the Milwaukee Brewers as the team’s pitching coach.
He headed to the Texas Rangers in 2009. As pitching coach there, he helped improve the Rangers’ stats. The American League champs ended 2011 season fifth in AL pitching, third in fewest walks allowed and second in fewest hits allowed, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Maddux notified the Red Sox he was no longer interested in the manager job there, citing distance between Boston and his family in the Dallas area.
Published at 8:22 AM CDT on Nov 9, 2011