Dale Sveum Becomes the 6th Candidate to Interview

Sveum becomes the 6th candidate to interview for the Pirates' open manager position.

The Pittsburgh Pirates interviewed Milwaukee Brewers’ hitting coach Dale Sveum today, making him the sixth candidate to be interviewed for the vacant manager position.  Some information on Sveum:

-He was a first round draft pick in 1982 by the Brewers, and went on to play 12 seasons, including three years with the Pirates in 1996, 1997, and 1999.

-Sveum became a manager for the Pirates’ AA affiliate from 2001-2003, and was named the top manager in the Eastern League in 2003.

-Sveum was the third base coach for the Boston Red Sox from 2004-2005.

-Sveum joined the Brewers, where he served as the bench coach, third base coach, and the interim manager in 2008, when Milwaukee went 7-5 down the stretch and lost in the opening round of the playoffs.

-Ken Macha was hired in 2009 as the Brewers’ manager, and Sveum stayed on as the hitting coach.

Tim Williams

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