Rangers part ways with longtime pitching coach Mike Maddux (and Greg Maddux)

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Mike Maddux and the Rangers have parted ways after he spent seven seasons as Texas’ pitching coach. His brother, Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, is also leaving the Rangers organization after serving in a consultant role.

Mike Maddux said previously that he was open to remaining with the Rangers, but his contract was up and he apparently wanted to shop around for different opportunities before making a decision. The team decided not to wait around for him to return.

Bullpen coach Andy Hawkins and hitting coach Dave Magadan previously left the organization following a season in which the Rangers surprisingly made the playoffs with an 88-74 record.

Maddux presumably has another pitching coach gig lined up elsewhere, because he’s one of the most respected coaches in baseball.