The Red Sox have already received permission to talk to Mike Maddux, but they may need to wait a couple more days until he can actually talk to them.
Maddux is currently sidelined with laryngitis and is unable to talk, according to The Boston Globe. Apparently, all of his conversations with the team thus far have been via text message.
In a conversation with the Globe, Maddux disclosed his illness and also provided a glimpse at his baseball philosophy while considering his candidacy.
"Pitching and defense are considered the foundation of a winning team," he wrote. "The better you pitch and catch, the better chance of winning. With that being said, I guess being a pitching coach is a level away from managing."
He admitted being "humbled" by the attention of both the Red Sox and the Cubs, nothing that "[both teams] have great fans year after year."
CSNNE.com is reporting that Maddux's interview will take place on Tuesday, so it looks like the hope is Maddux will have recovered his voice by that time.