Texas pitching coach Mike Maddux withdrew his name from consideration for the Boston Red Sox managerial opening, citing concerns over travel and time away from his family; he canceled the interview with Boston that had been set for Tuesday. If the distance between Chicago and Texas brings about similar concerns, Maddux has yet to say so, and in fact intends to interview with the Cubs on Wednesday.
This is what Maddux said about declining a shot at the Boston gig:
"My wife and two daughters are together in the same state for the first time in three years and words cannot my describe my happiness," Maddux said in the statement. "The game of baseball has many sacrifices but being apart from family is the toughest. 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."
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