8/22 Maddux unsure if he’ll return
Greg Maddux, the four-time Cy Young winner who was a special assistant to Jim Hendry, isn’t sure if he’ll be back with the team. Maddux spent the last two seasons as a special assistant to the GM and would help with Minor League pitchers and do some scouting. However, Hendry was dismissed on Friday as the Cubs GM.
“I’m not real worried about how this affects me,” Maddux told the Chicago Tribune on Monday. “Jim is a good man and he did a good job not only for the Cubs but for the city of Chicago. He’s got a lot to be proud of.”
Maddux did not want a full-time job with the Cubs so he could spend time with his family. His contract with the Cubs expires in December.
“I don’t know [if I’ll come back], and I would feel the same way if Jim was still there now,” Maddux said. “I’m just trying to get my feet wet and figure out what I want to do in my post-baseball career.”
He is eligible for Hall of Fame ballot in 2013.
— Carrie Muskat