The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Thursday afternoon that they have extended the entire coaching staff for the next two years, running them through the 2019 season.
That group includes pitching coach Ray Searage, bench coach Tom Prince, hitting coach Jeff Branson, third base coach Joey Cora and first base coach Kimera Bartee.
Also returning will be Major League coach Dave Jauss, assistant hitting coach Jeff Livesey, bullpen coach Euclides Rojas and both bullpen catchers, Heberto Andrade and Jordan Comadena.
Searage will be in his eighth season with the team as a pitching coach in 2018, while Branson will be in his fifth year. Bartee, Cora and Prince are all in their second season for each coaching position, though all three have served in different roles for the Pirates in previous seasons. For Prince, this will be his 25th season with the team in some capacity. Cora is also the infield coach, while Bartee is also the outfield and base running coach.
Manager Clint Hurdle and General Manager Neal Huntington were each extended for four season back in September.