Report: Greg Maddux to Leave Cubs For Rangers

Wednesday November 30th, 2011

Legendary pitcher Greg Maddux will reportedly leave his position as a special assistant with the  Chicago Cubs, according to ESPN Chicago.

Maddux, who played 10 seasons in two stints with the Cubs over the course of his 23-year-career, was brought on as a special assistant by Chicago’s former general manager Jim Hendry. Hendry was fired in August when the franchise acquired Theo Epstein from the Boston Red Sox to run their baseball operations.

ESPN reports that Maddux will now likely fill a similar role with the Texas Rangers, where his brother, Mike Maddux, currently serves as the team’s pitching coach.

Maddux won four consecutive Cy Young awards between1992-1995, a stretch in which he never finished the season with an ERA above 2.36. He finished his illustrious career with a 355-227 record and a 3.16 ERA.

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