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BOSTON (AP) Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux has withdrawn from consideration for the manager’s job with the Boston Red Sox.
He had been scheduled for an interview Tuesday, but Boston general manager Ben Cherington announced Monday that Maddux had withdrawn. The job opened when Terry Francona left following the team’s epic collapse in September, when it went 7-20 and missed the playoffs.
Maddux pitched for nine teams, including the Red Sox, in a 15-year playing career that ended in 2000. He became pitching coach of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2003, then took the same job with Texas before the 2009 season.
The Red Sox already have interviewed Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin and Milwaukee hitting coach Dale Sveum. They plan to interview Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr.
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