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Texas Rangers hire Mike Maddux as pitching coach, ex-Royals GM Dayton Moore as advisor

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The Texas Rangers made two notable additions on Wednesday, but they’re not players. The Rangers announced they have hired former Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore as a senior advisor in their baseball operations department and have also hired Mike Maddux as their new pitching coach. Texas named Bruce Boci as their new manager last month.

“Dayton Moore was the first person I contacted when we wanted to add experience to our baseball operations,” Rangers general manager Chris Young said in a statement. “I had the opportunity to get to know Dayton personally when I played for Kansas City in 2015-2017 and there is no one more respected in our game. many outstanding players along the way. Dayton’s experience as a general manager, as well as his extensive experience in scouting, will be a huge asset to me and the other leaders in our baseball group. We are glad that he agreed to join us. .”

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The royals fired Moore, 55, in September after 16 years as baseball’s chief operations officer. He built their team to win the 2014 AL pennant and the 2015 World Series championship team. The Rangers say Moore will join the team in Arizona for spring training and then be based in Arlington during the regular season.

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Maddux, 61, is the older brother of Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, and this is his second job as Rangers pitching coach. He was previously with the team from 2009 to 2015 and was part of the coaching staff in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Maddux also served as pitching coach with the Milwaukee Brewers (2003–08), the Washington Nationals (2016–17) and, most recently, the St. Louis Cardinals (2018–22).

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“I am very pleased to welcome Mike to our coaching staff,” Bocha said in a statement. “Mike has a unique ability to connect with the pitching staff and motivate pitchers to perform at the highest level. He has been successful at every stage of his coaching career and we are thrilled that he will be at Arlington for the second time.”

Bocha’s coaching staff now includes Maddux and assistant manager Will Venable. The Rangers say the rest of their coaching staff will be announced at a later date.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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