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Mike Maddux Withdraws as Candidate for Red Sox Managerial Job

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Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux withdrew from consideration for the Boston Red Sox managerial vacancy, saying he didn’t want to relocate so far away from his wife and two daughters.

Maddux, 50, is still scheduled to interview tomorrow with the Chicago Cubs, who are also seeking a new manager. Maddux thanked the Red Sox for their interest, calling it “humbling.”

“I could give more reasons why an opportunity like this should be taken rather than not, but the reason for withdrawing my name from consideration comes down to a family decision,” Maddux said, adding that his family is together in the same state for the first time in three years.

“The game of baseball has many sacrifices, but being apart from family is the toughest,” Maddux said. “I feel there is too much distance between the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and Boston to see my family as much as I’d enjoy.”

Boston is about 1,550 miles (2,493 kilometers) from Dallas, while Chicago is around 800 miles away.

The Red Sox have interviewed Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin and former Milwaukee Brewers manager Dale Sveum during their search for a replacement for Terry Francona, and are scheduled to meet with Sandy Alomar Jr. tomorrow. Sveum and Mackanin also met with the Cubs, as did Francona.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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