Pirates plan to bring back entire coaching staff for 2021

Pirates plan to bring back entire coaching staff for 2021
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PITTSBURGH — After finishing in last place in 2019, the Pirates cleaned house, including overhauling most of the coaching staff.

That won’t happen again this offseason. A source tells DK PIttsburgh Sports that the Pirates are planning on returning their entire 2020 coaching staff next year.

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After the season the coaches, Derek Shelton and Ben Cherington reflected on the year, and ultimately Shelton and Cherington did not want to make any changes, despite finishing with the worst record in baseball.

“I’m really encouraged by a lot of what went on with our major league staff,” Cherington said during his end of season Zoom call on Sept. 30.

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