Joe Maddon is one piece of the puzzle the Rays want to keep in place. The team's management is keeping him at the helm at least through 2015 by signing him to a three-year contract extension, a baseball source confirmed on Tuesday.
An official announcement is expected Wednesday. The team has scheduled an 11 a.m. ET news conference to be held at Tropicana Field.
Maddon took over the team prior to the 2006 season and endured two losing campaigns before finding unparalleled success. Over the past four seasons (2008-11), the team has averaged 90-plus wins after averaging 90-plus losses the four previous seasons. Only four other teams in Major League history can make that claim: the 1987-94 Braves, the 1971-78 Phillies, the 1964-71 Athletics and the 1997-2004 Twins.
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