Former Cardinals Pitching Coach Mike Maddux Returns To Texas Rangers
On Wednesday, the Texas Rangers announced that they have brought back Mike Maddux to be their pitching coach.
The older brother of Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, Mike had a 15-year run as a pitcher in the majors as well. From 1986-2000 was a career journeyman having pitched for 9 different teams.
After his playing days, he has served as pitching coach for the Houston Astros minor league add Round Rock Express, and then had stints with the Milwaukee Brewers (2003-2008), Texas Rangers (2009-2015), Washington Nationals (2016-2017) before taking the job with the St. Louis Cardinals (2018-2022).
After this past season, John Mozeliak cited that Maddux’s decision to not return was based on looking for a change of pace. Mike currently resides in Texas, so this move is a fit for him being closer to home while still doing what he loves.
Maddux, 61, has spent 20 seasons as a major league pitching coach and has gone to the postseason 10 times in the last 14 years.