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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Pirates name Derek Shelton new manager

Derek Shelton was considered the favorite to land the Pittsburgh Pirates manager’s job when the search for Clint Hurdle’s successor began under former general manager Neal Huntington.

Even though Huntington was fired Oct. 28 and replaced by Ben Cherington on Nov. 18, Shelton still emerged as the Pirates’ man and was hired Wednesday.

Shelton spent the past two seasons as the Minnesota Twins’ bench coach. The Twins won the American League Central this season, and Rocco Baldelli was voted the AL Manager of the Year.

The 49-year-old Shelton has been a coach in the major leagues for 15 years. He served as the hitting coach with Cleveland Indians (2005-09) and Tampa Bay Rays (2010-16), then was the Toronto Blue Jays’ quality control coach in 2017.

So, any thoughts about the merits of this pick?

 

QLE Posted: November 27, 2019 at 09:45 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: derek shelton, managerial search, pirates

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   1. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: November 30, 2019 at 09:07 PM (#5904636)
I looked up Derek Shelton, Twins bench coach. All I see is a scruffier Ron Gardenhire. (Seen here, Gardenhire as Twins assistant coach in 2001) Good luck to him spending 13 years with one team before being fired like Ron did.

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