Pitching coach Mike Maddux and the Rangers “have had positive talks”


Longtime pitching coach Mike Maddux was not chosen as the Rangers’ new manager, but he hopes to stay on Jeff Banister’s staff. One potential problem: Maddux’s contract is up Friday.

At that point he’d be free to talk to other teams, but Maddux told Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas: “Jeff and I have had positive talks.”

He didn’t expand beyond that, so who knows how likely returning is at this point, but both sides have indicated they’d like to work something out.