Cardinals hire Mike Maddux to be their pitching coach

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Mike Maddux was the Washington Nationals pitching coach under Dusty Baker. He was not himself let go when Baker was fired, but he was not under contract either. You snooze you lose, so the St. Louis Cardinals have swooped in to get one of the most respecting pitching coaches in the game. The report comes from Ken Rosenthal.

St. Louis fired pitching coach Derek Lilliquist at the end of the 2017 regular season, so Maddux steps in.