Bill Brink from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates and manager Clint Hurdle have agreed on a four-year extension. Terms of the deal, which would run through 2021, have not been announced and the team hasn't confirmed the signing.

Hurdle has managed the Pirates since 2011, guiding them to a 574-534 record coming into Monday's action. He has led them to the playoffs three time (2013-15) during that time.

We heard earlier this season from Ken Rosenthal that both Hurdle and Neal Huntington were expected to sign extensions and Rosenthal later backed up those claims on MLB Network saying that they were going to happen. It took almost three months for Hurdle to sign and Huntington has still not been extended, but now that we see Rosenthal was correct with o...

To celebrate the upcoming MLB draft, we’re offering a big subscription discount of 18% off from now through the draft , so that you can follow all of our updates and coverage.To get the discount, use the code MLBDRAFT for an Annual subscription, or MLBDRAFT3 for a Top Prospect Plan.

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail