Pittsburgh Pirates fire manager Clint Hurdle

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FILE – In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle walks through the dugout in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. Hurdle hopes to return for what would be his 10th season as the Pirates’ manager in 2020. He has two more years remaining on a deal that started with the 2018 season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have fired manager Clint Hurdle.

The announcement came Sunday in a press released posted on the Pirates’ Twitter account.

Hurdle has been the Pirates’ manager since 2011. During his tenure, the team made the playoffs from 2013-2015, but have not made the playoffs since then.

According to Ken Rosenthal, a writer for The Athletic, the Pirates will retain general manager Neal Huntington.

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