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Mike Maddux Withdraws Name From Red Sox Managerial Consideration

The Boston Red Sox have released a statement saying that Mike Maddux has pulled out of the search to fill their manager vacancy. Maddux, the current pitching coach for the two-time defending American League champion Texas Rangers, was scheduled to interview with Boston on Tuesday.

As of now, there is no reason being given, though Peter Gammons, via Twitter, believes it might have something to do with his family, and the time he would have to spend away from them by accepting this position. Hard to blame him for not wanting to pack up and move across the country, especially given he is in a successful place right now (again, two-time AL champs the last two years), and also because Chicago, who is also interested in Maddux and has yet to interview him, is closer to home.

This leaves the Red Sox with their two interviewed candidates, Pete Mackanin and Dale Sveum, as well as Sandy Alomar Jr., who has yet to interview, but will do so this week (assuming no Maddux-like snafus that put that the kibosh on that). Of course, Boston is capable of interviewing others, but as of yet, those are the names we know of, and, given Maddux isn't showing up tomorrow, the only ones they have to work with as of right now.