PITTSBURGH (AP) — Texas Rangers hitting coach Clint Hurdle has interviewed for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager’s job.
Hurdle talked Thursday to the Pirates, who hadn’t interviewed a candidate since speaking with Braves bench coach Carlos Tosca on Oct. 14. Only the Mets and Pirates remain without a manager.
The Pirates have interviewed eight candidates, but only Hurdle and longtime Pirates minor league staff member Jeff Banister are under consideration.
Team President Frank Coonelly said other candidates could be brought in if the Pirates decide to extend the search.
The 53-year-old Hurdle was 534-625 as Colorado’s manager from 2002 to 2009, when he was replaced by former Pirates manager Jim Tracy. Hurdle led the Rockies to the 2007 World Series, where they were swept by the Red Sox.