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Multiple sources are reporting that Rangers hitting coach Clint Hurdle has been cleared to interview with the Pirates for the managerial position.
The Bucs have not interviewed any new candidates since October 14th (Tosca).
Hurdle was unable to interview for the position during the Rangers run for the World Series.
Of the seven candidates interviewed only three have not been ruled out. Jeff Banister, Carlos Tosca and Bo Porter —who was hired as the Nationals third base coach.
Dale Sveum is no longer in the running for the Bucs Manager position as he was informed by the Pirates’ club.
On Saturday, Sveum told Milwaukee’s 1250-AM WSSP that he will be back as the Brewers’ hitting coach for the 2011 season.
Of the seven interviewed, four are no longer being considered. Bo Porter, Carlos Tosca and Jeff Banister remain candidates for the Pirates managerial job.
General Manager Neal Huntington is reportably conducting more interviews for the position.
You can now add Carlos Tosca to the list of Manager candidates the Pirates have interviewed in the past two weeks.
Tosca, 57, was a minor league Manager for 17 seasons before getting his first Major league managerial experience in 2002 with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was dismissed during the 2004 season compiling a 191-191 record.
From 2005-06, Tosca served as the Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach. Since 2007, he has served next to then manager, Fredi Gonzalez, who was named Braves coach in place of Bobby Cox. Tosca was hired by Gonzalez to serve as Atlanta’s new bench coach.
Tosca is the seventh to be interviewed. The list includes Wedge, Porter, Gibbons, Banister, Macha and Sveum.
On Thursday the Pirates’ announced that Bo Porter was interviewed for the open managerial job –the second candidate to interview for the position.
Porter spent the 2010 season with the Arizona Diamondbacks as the third-base coach. He was promoted to bench coach after the Dback’s dismissed A.J. Hinch and Kirk Gibson was promoted to interim manager. Porter was released after the end of the ’10 season.
The Marlins interviewed Porter earlier in the year after they fired Fredi Gonzalez.
Porter, 38, has spent time as hitting coach for the Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers in 2005 and manager of the Class-A Advanced Jamestown Jammers in 2006. From 2007-2009 he was the Marlins third-base coach and outfield/base running instructor.
He was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 40th round of the 1993 major league draft. Porter’s career lasted three years in which he played for the Cubs, Athletics and Rangers (99, 00, 01). He has a career .214 average with two home runs and eight RBI’s.