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Rangers announce Mike Maddux will not return as pitching coach in 2016

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Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers have announced that pitching coach Mike Maddux will not return in 2016.

Apparently Maddux was interested in returning but wanted to shop his services around this winter to see what was out there and the Rangers decided it was time to move on.

Maddux, who joined the Rangers as pitching coach ahead of the 2009 season is a highly regarded coach who will likely have no trouble finding a job for 2016. Some of the best seasons on the mound for this franchise came under Maddux's tutelage.  Indeed, the Ranger made the World Series twice with Maddux as the pitching coach and won the American League West thrice.

The Rangers will now be looking for a new pitching coach, bullpen coach, and hitting coach for Jeff Banister's staff. Since his brother will no longer be a part of the organization, it comes as no surprise that Hall of Famer Greg Maddux will also no longer be a consultant with the Rangers.