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Mike Maddux's commitment never wavered

Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux is not in line to get Texas' vacant managerial job. The club announced Tuesday that the three finalists are Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister, Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar and Cleveland Indians bench coach Kevin Cash.

Maddux, along with Triple-A pitching coach Steve Buechele, was among eight candidates who interviewed for the job, left vacated by Ron Washington's resignation in September.

After Maddux interviewed, he left for Arizona to work with the Rangers' Instructional League pitchers.

"My commitment to the Rangers organization and the players has never wavered," Maddux said Tuesday.

Maddux is considered one of the better pitching coaches in the game and had interest from other clubs to become a manager in previous seasons. His contract with the Rangers ends in late October, so the new manager will have to decide Maddux's future.

It's apparent that if Bogar gets the job, he would retain Maddux. If Banister or Cash get the position, Maddux's status is uncertain. It seems Maddux's solid reputation would mean the Rangers will retain him regardless of who the manager is though.