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Clint Hurdle Named Pittsburgh Pirates Manager

Former Colorado Rockies manager Clint Hurdle has been named the new manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to multiple sources.

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Hurdle was the manager of Colorado from 2002 to 2009, and led the club to it's first and only National League pennant in 2007. Last season, Hurdle was the hitting coach of the Texas Rangers and helped them develop one of the top offenses in baseball.

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His move to Pittsburgh is surprising, as Hurdle was also one of the finalists for the New York Mets job. Pittsburgh provides a familiar situation for Hurdle, as he joins an organization in the midst of a lengthy rebuild, filled with young position players. He thrived under these circumstances while in Colorado, and hopefully will get several years to develop young Pittsburgh players such as Andrew McCutchen.

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Congratulations to Clint Hurdle, and Rockies fans everywhere wish him success.

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