Former manager John Russell could have another job before the Pirates even hire his replacement.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Russell on Friday interviewed with the Baltimore Orioles for a spot on manager Buck Showalter’s coaching staff. The Orioles need a bench coach and a third base coach. Those two coaches also could handle the duties of infield instructor and catchers coach. Russell was a catcher during his playing career.
The Pirates fired Russell on Oct. 4 and have not yet named a replacement. The two finalists are Clint Hurdle, who also has interviewed for the Mets’ manager job, and Jeff Banister.
Among the other candidates for a spot on the Orioles’ coaching staff is former Pirates coach/minor league instructor Rich Donnelly.