Pirates expected to sign GM Neal Huntington, manager Clint Hurdle to extensions

The Pittsburgh Pirates are struggling this year, but the team reportedly remains committed to GM Neal Huntington and manager Clint Hurdle for the long term.

Mens Greg Lloyd Jersey Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports sources say the team will sign both Huntington and Hurdle to contract extensions before the end of the season. Both men are in the final guaranteed year of their contract.
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Inflammation along the back of the tendon of his right middle finger on his hand, Cubs president Theo Epstein said, via ESPN.com. We don’t think it’s serious or long-term.

The Cubs lost 4-1 at home to the Rockies Thursday night, which was their second straight loss. The defending World Series champs are now a game behind the Brewers in the disappointing NL Central.

Hendricks is 4-3 with a 4.09 ERA this season, which may seem average, but he has the best ERA out of Chicago’s four main starters. With Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester and John Lackey all struggling, and the team still searching for a consistent fifth option, Hendricks’ health is very important.

We felt that it’s something you really don’t want to press because it can become a little more chronic or bothersome, Cubs manager Joe Maddon stated. If we let it rest right now it should go away.

The Cubs are in desperate need of a spark. The World Series hangover should have long passed. It may finally be time to worry about this team in Wriggleyville.

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