Mike Maddux returning as pitching coach

The Texas Rangers announced Friday that pitching coach Mike Maddux will return for his seventh consecutive season with the club. Maddux's contract was scheduled to end Saturday.

Financial terms and length of his new deal weren't disclosed.

The Rangers also announced the majority of their coaching staff: Dave Magadan, hitting coach; Andy Hawkins, bullpen coach; Bobby Jones, assistant hitting coach; Steve Buechele, bench coach; Hector Ortiz, first base coach/catching instructor and Jayce Tingler, major league field coordinator.

A third base coach will be announced at a later time.

Maddux and Hawkins are the longest tenured coaches, each entering his seventh season with the Rangers.

Magadan, who returns for a third season, interviewed with the Yankees and Mets about becoming their hitting coach. Magadan has one year remaining on his contract.

Buechele was a minor league manager for several years, most recently with Triple-A Round Rock. This is Buechele's first job on a big league club as a coach and he, along with Maddux, interviewed for the managing job that eventually went to Jeff Banister.

Ortiz was the Rangers' minor league catching instructor from 2011-to-2014 and has spent 10-years with the organization. Tingler is the youngest staff member at 33. He's been with the Rangers for the last eight seasons, including the last three as the minor league field coordinator.