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Pirates ink pitcher Charlie Morton to 3-year extension

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has re-signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates for three years, the team announced Wednesday at baseball's winter meetings.

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Pirates extend Manager Hurdle's contract

Pirates extend Manager Hurdle's contract

BRADENTON, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates said Tuesday they have signed Manager Clint Hurdle through the 2014 season, with a club option to extend the deal through 2015.

Burnett struck in eye, sent home for exam

BRADENTON, Fla., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett will be evaluated after being hit in the right eye by a ball, the team said Wednesday.
Pirates sign shortstop Barmes

Pirates sign shortstop Barmes

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Free-agent shortstop Clint Barmes has agreed to a 2-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team announced Monday.

Pirates acquire Iwamura from Tampa Bay

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Second baseman Akinori Iwamura has been dealt from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitcher Jesse Chavez.

Pirates put closer on the disabled list

CINCINNATI, July 2 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Pirates closer Matt Capps was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of bursitis in his ailing right shoulder.

Pirates dump pitcher Matt Morris

PITTSBURGH, April 27 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have released veteran right-hander Matt Morris.

Reports: Pirates to hire John Russell

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to announce the hiring of John Russell as their new manager, succeeding the fired Jim Tracy, it was reported Sunday.

Freddy Sanchez has right shoulder surgery

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez Friday underwent arthroscopic surgery on his ailing right shoulder.

Huntington selected as new Pirates GM

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Neal Huntington, most recently an assistant to the general manager of the Cleveland Indians, has been named the general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Neal Huntington (born 1969) is the 12th person to serve as General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball organization. He was named to the position on September 25, 2007 by new Pirates President Frank Coonelly.

A native of Amherst, New Hampshire, Huntington is a graduate of Milford A.R.E.A. Senior High and Amherst College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in psychology in 1991. At Amherst, Huntington played baseball for four years; he was named a Division III second-team All-American first baseman and first-team All New England first baseman after his senior season. He earned a Master's Degree in sport management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Huntington spent 16 seasons in professional baseball prior to joining the Pirates. He became assistant director of player development with the Montreal Expos in 1995. He later moved to the Cleveland Indians, for whom he was employed for 10 seasons, serving first as the assistant director of Minor League operations before becoming director of player development (in 1998), assistant general manager (2002-2004), and finally special assistant to the general manager (2006-2007).

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