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Pirates coaching staff changes

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that Hitting Coach Jeff Branson and Assistant Hitting Coach Jeff Livesey will not be returning as Major League Coaches in 2019. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington and Manager Clint Hurdle.
 
Both Branson and Livesey spent the last five years with the Major League club (2014-2018).

"We appreciate all of the time, energy and effort that Jeff and Jeff put into the team," said Huntington. "Both are high-character, hard-working, good baseball men. We felt that this was the right time to take our Major League hitting program in a different direction."

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that Hitting Coach Jeff Branson and Assistant Hitting Coach Jeff Livesey will not be returning as Major League Coaches in 2019. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington and Manager Clint Hurdle.
 
Both Branson and Livesey spent the last five years with the Major League club (2014-2018).

"We appreciate all of the time, energy and effort that Jeff and Jeff put into the team," said Huntington. "Both are high-character, hard-working, good baseball men. We felt that this was the right time to take our Major League hitting program in a different direction."

No additional changes to the Major League coaching staff are expected.
 

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