The Pirates have hired Hurdle to be their new manager.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have completed their manager search, and have hired Clint Hurdle, according to Jon Heyman of SI.  Hurdle's deal is for three years, according to Ken Rosenthal.

Rosenthal mentioned yesterday that the Pirates had increased their efforts to lock down Hurdle, who was believed to be a finalist for the New York Mets' position.  John Perrotto had a great feature on Hurdle in the Beaver County Times, detailing some personal reasons why Hurdle would want to come to Pittsburgh, and some of the holdups with the deal.  One of the top reasons for Hurdle to come to Pittsburgh, according to Perrotto, is that his daughter was born with Prader-Willi Syndrome.  The Children's Institute in Squirrel Hill is one of the nation's...

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