Maddux Heading to Padres Camp

Greg Maddux will be back at Padres Spring Training. This time, he’s an instructor.

Padres manager Bud Black announced Monday that Maddux will work with players for three trips, each lasting a week.

Maddux retired in December after winning 355 games throughout his 23-year career. He spent last season with the Padres, going 6-9 with a 3.99 ERA before the team traded him to the Dodgers in August for two Minor League players, according to the team’s website.

The Chicago Cubs offered Maddux a chance to see the other side of baseball as well but according to Black, the pitcher chose the Padres.

"His strongest asset was his consistency," Black said on the team's website. "[Hopefully] he can impart that to the players ... the consistency, both physically and mentally, the little things. He was a great practice player. He took his bullpens serious, took his fielding drills serious, bunting, hitting, all that. Hopefully players who were around him saw that."

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