News source MLB.com T. R. Sullivan Arlington Texas. Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux confirmed Monday he is withdrawing his name from the vacant Boston Red Sox managerial job. Maddux is scheduled to be interviewed for the vacant managerial job in Chicago Wednesday.
Maddux said on why he withdrew his name for the Red Sox managerial job "Family matters. We talked it over and decided the timing wasn't right for Boston."
Dave Sveum was interviewed by the Cubs on Monday. Maddux was Sveum's pitching coach when Sveum was the interim manager of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008.
Sveum said about his former pitching coach "He's a lot like me as far as due diligent work that he does every day. He's one of the hardest working coaches, if not the hardest working coach in baseball and that's why he's put himself in this position to get some of these jobs."
Both the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs asked the Texas Rangers permission to interview Maddux for their managerial job openings but they were able to talk to Maddux this week because Mike was suffering from laryngitis. Maddux has recovered from his bout with laryngitis just recently.