The Pirates plan to talk to Clint Hurdle.

It’s been almost three weeks since the Pittsburgh Pirates have interviewed anyone for their vacant manager position, leading to speculation that they could be waiting for a candidate who is in the playoffs.  No news came out when the Phillies and Yankees were eliminated, which focused that speculation on the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers.

Today we learned that the Pirates plan to talk to Clint Hurdle about their vacant manager position.  Hurdle was the manager of the Colorado Rockies from 2002 to May 30, 2009, compiling a 534-625 record.  He was replaced by former Pirates’ manager Jim Tracy in 2009 after the Rockies started with an 18-28 record.

The Pirates currently have three candidates remaining who have interviewed: Jeff Banister, Bo Porter, and Carlos Tosca.

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