November 2019 - Pittsburgh Pirates Wiretap

Pirates Hire Derek Shelton As New Manager

Nov 27, 2019 1:51 PM

The Pirates completed their leadership makeover Wednesday, hiring Derek Shelton to be their new manager.

Shelton had spent the past two seasons as the Twins' bench coach. His previous stops include a season as the quality control coach for the Blue Jays in 2017 and seven years as a hitting coach with the Rays. Shelton broke into the majors as hitting coach for the Indians from 2005 to 2009, and he has managed in the Yankees' minor league system.

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Vera Clemente, Widow Of Roberto, Dies At Age 78

Nov 17, 2019 1:43 AM

Vera Clemente, the widow of Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente and a goodwill ambassador for Major League Baseball, has died. She was 78.

MLB and the Pittsburgh Pirates announced her death on Saturday. She died in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Sources: Pirates Hire Ben Cherington As New GM

Nov 16, 2019 3:10 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have hired Ben Cherington as their new general manager, according to multiple reports and confirmed by ESPN.

Cherington served as GM of the Boston Red Sox for four years, winning the World Series in 2013.

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Pirates May Hire Ben Cherington To Run Baseball Operations

Nov 8, 2019 7:28 AM

Ben Cherington is a candidate to run baseball operations for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Cherington has spent the last three seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays after a stint as the general manager of the Boston Red Sox.

The Pirates cleaned house after a 69-93 season.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

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