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Russell looks to O’s for job

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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.

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Comments

  1. Jake T. says:

    The Pirates might as well hire comedian Bill Murray — at least he’d be good for a few laughs every game. Seriously, the front office is so completely clueless about baseball fundamentals that a little improv comedy couldn’t hurt the team’s

  2. Chuck H. says:

    If John Russell makes it as a coach for the Orioles, good luck to him. Just don’t ask him to make any intelligent decisions. He sure didn’t make many with the Buccos.

  3. David says:

    So the pirates have secretely hired a new manager already. They will announce it in July.

 
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