Tag:Jeff Banister
Posted on: November 24, 2010 12:45 pm
Edited on: November 24, 2010 12:46 pm
 

Pirates complete coaching staff


New Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has filled out his coaching staff, adding Luis Silverio as first-base coach and Euclides Rojas as bullpen coach.

Silverio was a long-time employee of the Royals organization, serving as a minor-league coach and manager, major-league coach and most recently working in player development. Rojas is a former bullpen coach for the Red Sox and for the past six years has been a field coordinator for the Pirates.

They join four previously revealed coaches: Ray Searage (pitching), Jeff Banister (bench), Gregg Ritchie (hitting) and Nick Leyva (third base).

-- David Andriesen

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.


Posted on: November 3, 2010 5:44 pm
 

Pirates down to 2 for manager

The Pirates are down to Clint Hurdle and Jeff Banister as their next manager, Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated tweets .

On Tuesday, the Pirates received permission to interview Hurdle, deemed the favorite by Heyman.

The Pirates have led one of the most transparent manager searches in recent memory, announcing each of their interviews after the fact. So far, the team has interviewed Eric Wedge (hired by the Mariners), John Gibbons, Dale Sveum, Carlos Tosca, Bo Porter, Ken Macha and Banister.

Banister has spent 25 years in the Pirates organization as a player and coach on both the major and minor league levels. He played one game in the majors, for the Pirates on July 23, 1991. He pinch-hit and singled in his only big-league at-bat.

Banister has managed in the organization and served as the team's interim bench coach last season after Gary Varsho was fired.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Posted on: October 21, 2010 12:39 am
 

Pirates waiting for Pena?

Tony Pena The Pirates may have their eye on one of the LCS coaches, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 's Rob Biertempfel writes .

The candidate that could make the most sense is Yankees bench coach Tony Pena, a former Pirates catcher.

The Pirates have announced each candidate after their interviews, but haven't done so since last Thursday.

"The managerial search is an ongoing process," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told Beirtempfel. "We continue to do due diligence on candidates and are considering additional interviews."

In addition to Pena, the Pirates could also interview Rangers hitting coach Clint Hurdle, Giants bench coach Ron Wotus and Yankees third base coach Rob Thomson.

The Pirates have already interviewed Eric Wedge, hired Monday by the Mariners, John Gibbons, Dale Sveum, Carlos Tosca, Jeff Banister, Bo Porter and Ken Macha.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed .

Posted on: October 14, 2010 5:44 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:34 am
 

Pirates interview Tosca

Carlos Tosca The Pirates have interviewed former Blue Jays manager Carlos Tosca, the team announced. He's the second former Toronto skipper to interview with the team, along with John Gibbons, and seventh overall.

Tosca had a 191-191 record from 2002-04 in Toronto. He most recently served as the Marlins bench coach from 2007-10. He was named Fredi Gonzalez's bench coach in Atlanta, but has yet to sign a contract.

Pittsburgh has also interviewed Dale Sveum, Eric Wedge, Bo Porter, Ken Macha and Jeff Banister.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed .






Posted on: October 13, 2010 9:59 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:33 am
 

Jays interested in Bobby V.

Bobby Valentine Another day, another Bobby Valentine interview.

The Toronto Sun reports Valentine interviewed for the Blue Jays' managerial position. Valentine has also interviewed with the Mariners and Marlins.

In other managerial interview news, the Pirates interviewed Jeff Banister and Ken Macha on Tuesday for their open managerial position.

Banister has worked in the Pirates organization for the past 25 years.

Macha, a Pittsburgh-area native, managed the Brewers the last two seasons and also managed the A's.

The team has already interviewed Eric Wedge, Bo Porter and John Gibbons. The Sun also says the Pirates have interviewed Valentine, however the team has officially released the names of the prospective managers after they interview with the Pirates' brass and Valentine has not been among those. Wedge has interviewed for both jobs.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed .




 
 
 
 
The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com