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 one, you might want to expect the other.