Ken Macha is no longer being considered for the vacant manager position.

According to Bill Brink of the Post Gazette, Ken Macha is out of the running for the Pittsburgh Pirates' management position.  Macha was told by General Manager Neal Huntington that he was no longer under consideration for the position.

Macha was somewhat of a surprise interview, since he wasn't considered a candidate the last time the Pirates were looking for a manager, and hasn't done much to improve his stock since then, especially with his trouble relating to the younger players in Milwaukee.  The Pirates have interviewed seven people, with Macha being the third person off the board.  Yesterday we learned that John Gibbons was out of the running, and earlier in the week the Seattle Mariners hired Eric Wedge....

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