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Maddux withdraws from Sox consideration

Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux watched batting practice.
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Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux watched batting practice.

Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux has withdrawn his name from consideration to be the next manager manager of the Red Sox. He had been scheduled to interview tomorrow.

Ben Cherington announced the news with a press release.

Maddux was not necessarily seen as the favored candidate of the Red Sox. It’s unclear at this point whether he has emerged as the leading contender to manage the Cubs.

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