Pittsburgh Pirates extend manager Derek Shelton’s contract.
Pirates general manager Ben Charrington announced on the 23rd (Korean time) that he would extend his contract with coach Shelton at a meeting with local media such as ‘The Athletic’.
Details of the contract were not disclosed. It is known that this season was the last year guaranteed under the existing contract.
Shelton took over as Pittsburgh manager ahead of the 2020 season. He went 156-249 over four years.
After going through a period of rebuilding over the past three years, he is aiming for a higher position this season. As of the 23rd, he has a record of 14 wins and 7 losses. Shelton is on a five-game winning streak for the first time since his appointment and is second in the National League Central Division.
Shelton had previous careers in Cleveland, Tampa Bay and Toronto. Prior to taking over as head coach, he was the Minnesota Twins’ bench coach. 안전놀이터
During his active career, from 1992 to 1993, he played 46 games as a catcher for the short-term Single-A and Single-A affiliates of the New York Yankees.
His playing career hasn’t been glamorous, but he’s had a long leadership career. He has led Pittsburgh in his 15 years of his major league coaching career.
He is also gaining support within the squad. Brian Reynolds praised Shelton highly in an interview with local media such as ‘MLB.com’, saying, “He is the right person to lead us.”