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.