Report: Pirates To Interview A's Bench Coach For Manager Position

Ryan Christenson has experience managing in the minors

Andrew Limberg
October 15, 2019 - 3:30 pm

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(93.7 The Fan) - Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson will reportedly be interviewed for the Pirates’ manager position.

Susan Slusser  of The San Francisco Chronicle reports that league sources tell her the interview will take place next week.

The 45-year-old Christenson played six seasons in the majors, four of them with the A’s in the late 90s into the early 2000s.

He was a .222 hitter in 452 games in his career.

The former centerfielder managed for five seasons in the A’s minor league system where he helped Double-A affiliate Midland to back to back Texas League Crowns in 2015 and 2016.

He was named the club’s bench coach at the end of the 2017 season.

The Pirates fired manager Clint Hurdle before the last game of the 2019 season. The team finished the year 69-93 and was last place in the National League Central Division.

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