Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pirates announce Clint Hurdle's contract extension

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Tuesday they have given a contract extension to manager Clint Hurdle, exercising the club option for 2014 and adding another club option for 2015.
News of the extension was originally reported Monday by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Hurdle, 55, is 151-173 in two seasons with the Pirates. Pittsburgh has started out strong under Hurdle but is a combined 36-76 in August and September.
"From the first day I took the job, (my goal) was to reconnect and rebond the city with its baseball team. We've taken some steps and appropriate steps in that direction," Hurdle said Monday, "but there's still unfinished business.
"I think we have re-ignited the fan base to some degree. We have gotten our team mentality and our environment in place where it needs to be, but again, you're always working to fulfill a dream, and the dream of every man out here right now is to be part of a championship team and a championship organization."

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