The Pirates have officially extended the contract of manager Clint Hurdle through the 2014 season with an option for 2015, the team announced. Hurdle was entering the final season of his three-year deal with Pittsburgh.
“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to continue and finish what we started,” he said. “There’s no place I would rather be than in a Pirates uniform.”
Hurdle led the Pirates to a surprisingly hot start last season that peaked with a 64-54 mark in mid-August but the Bucs ultimately wound up with a 79-83 record. For his managerial career, Hurdle owns a 685–798 record, good for a .462 winning percentage.
Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review first reported the agreement (on Twitter).