Gibbons is no longer a candidate for the manager position.

John Gibbons, the Kansas City Royals bench coach who had interviewed for the Pittsburgh Pirates manager position, is no longer a candidate for the vacant position.  Gibbons was rumored to be a serious candidate earlier in the week, but apparently the Pirates have ruled him out of the race already.

The Pirates have interviewed seven people, although two are now eliminated.  Gibbons joins Eric Wedge, who accepted the Seattle Mariners position, as candidates who have interviewed but won't be getting the job.  Jeff Banister, Ken Macha, Bo Porter, Carlos Tosca, and Dale Sveum are the remaining candidates who have officially interviewed.  Porter is currently rumored to be the front runner for the vacant Florida Marlins position.  D...

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