The Pirates will reportedly extend manager Clint Hurdle through 2014, with the option to retain him for 2015. The Pirates finished 79-83 in 2012, their best record since 1997. Since Hurdle joined the team in 2011, the Pirates have gone 151-173.
A source confirmed Hurdle will be re-signed through the 2014 season with an option for 2015. The official announcement is expected Wednesday, when owner Bob Nutting will visit spring training camp.
The Pirates have not had a winning season since 1992, although the team came close at the end of last season. Prior to joining Pittsburgh, Hurdle managed the Rockies for eight seasons. His career managerial record is 534-625.