OAKLAND (KDKA) — According to reports, the Pirates will start the search for a new manager next week.
The San Francisco Chronicle says Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson will be heading to Pittsburgh to interview for the position.READ MORE: New Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Westmoreland County
“The @sfchronicle has learned that A’s bench coach Ryan Christenson will interview for Pirates’ manager job”
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— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) October 14, 2019
Christenson is a former player who spent time with the Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers as an outfielder from 1998-2003.
After his playing career ended, Christenson started coaching in the minor leagues in the Athletics system. He was promoted to the MLB club as a bench coach in 2018.MORE NEWS: Governor Tom Wolf Proposes Legislation To Strengthen Protections For Students And Combat Sexual Assaults On College Campuses
The Pirates fired manager Clint Hurdle on the day of the final game of the season back in September.