Maddux is one of a number of candidates being considered by both teams. Dale Sveum and Pete Mackanin have already interviewed with the Red Sox and are also expected to interview with the Cubs. Cubs president Theo Epstein confirmed Thursday that both Mackanin and Maddux will interview for the job in Chicago. Both teams are reportedly interested in Sandy Alomar Jr., as well. WEEI.com reported Alomar, the Indians bench coach, will interview in Boston next week.
Maddux joined the Rangers as pitching coach before the 2009 season after six seasons in the same capacity with the Brewers.
"Mike is in a key role for us and has had a prominent hand in our success the past few years," Daniels told the Star-Telegram. "But this is a unique opportunity to discuss a coveted position with two storied franchises, and we believe in allowing our people to pursue opportunities that they're interested in. It reflects well both on Mike and our organization that he's under consideration."
It should be of little surprise that there is a lot of overlap between the two lists, as Epstein had a hand in drawing up both.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @eyeonbaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.