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

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The Texas Rangers made 2 noteworthy additions Wednesday, however they aren’t gamers. The Rangers revealed they have actually employed previous Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore as a senior consultant in their baseball operations department, and likewise employed Mike Maddux as their brand-new pitching coach. Texas called Bruce Bochy its brand-new supervisor last month.

“Dayton Moore was the first person I contacted when we were looking to add experience to our baseball operation,” Rangers GM Chris Young stated in a declaration. “I got the opportunity to know Dayton personally when I pitched for Kansas City from 2015-17, and there is no one more respected in our game. He rebuilt the Royals into a World Champion during his tenure running their baseball organization, which produced a lot of outstanding players along the way. Dayton’s experiences as a longtime General Manager as well as his extensive background in scouting, will be a tremendous asset to me and the other leaders of our baseball group. We are excited that he has agreed to come aboard.”

The Royals fired Moore, 55, in September following a 16-year run as their leading baseball operations executive. He developed their 2014 AL pennant-winner and 2015 World Series champion group. The Rangers state Moore will sign up with the group in Arizona for spring training and after that will be based in Arlington throughout the routine season.

Maddux, 61, is the older sibling of Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, and this is his 2nd stint as Rangers pitching coach. He was with the group formerly from 2009-15 and was on the training personnel for their 2010 and 2011 AL pennant seasons. Maddux has actually likewise worked as pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers (2003-08), Washington Nationals (2016-17), and most just recently the St. Louis Cardinals (2018-22).

“I am thrilled to welcome Mike to our coaching staff,” Bochy stated in a declaration. “Mike has a unique ability to connect with a pitching staff and motivate pitchers to perform at their highest level. He has had success at every stop in his coaching career and we are excited to bring him on board for a second stint in Arlington.”  

Bochy’s training personnel now consists of Maddux and associate supervisor Will Venable. The Rangers state the rest of their training personnel will be revealed at a later date.

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