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Pittsburgh Pirates Extend Entire Coaching Staff Through 2019 Season

Ray Searage was one of ten coaches who the Pirates announced would be back in 2018. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Pittsburgh Pirates Extend Entire Coaching Staff Through 2019 Season
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Thursday afternoon that they have extended the entire coaching staff for the next two years, running them through the 2019 season.

That group includes pitching coach Ray Searage, bench coach Tom Prince, hitting coach Jeff Branson, third base coach Joey Cora and first base coach Kimera Bartee.

Also returning will be Major League coach Dave Jauss, assistant hitting coach Jeff Livesey, bullpen coach Euclides Rojas and both bullpen catchers, Heberto Andrade and Jordan Comadena.

Searage will be in his eighth season with the team as a pitching coach in 2018, while Branson will be in his fifth year. Bartee, Cora and Prince are all in their second season for each coaching position, though all three have served in different roles for the Pirates in previ...

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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