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Pirates Shelton

Derek Shelton laughs as he answers questions at a news conference where he was introduced as the new manager of the Pirates baseball team Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton’s garage is clean, the byproduct of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ drawn out managerial hiring process, one that was extended after the club fired general manager Neal Huntington in late October.

A 49-year-old baseball lifer who spent last season as the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins, Shelton already had interviewed for the chance to be Clint Hurdle’s replacement when Huntington was let go on Oct. 28.