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Pittsburgh Pirates Extend GM Neal Huntington

PITTSBURGH - JULY 19:  Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington talks to reporters prior to the game against the Cincinnati Reds on July 19, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH - JULY 19: Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington talks to reporters prior to the game against the Cincinnati Reds on July 19, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and general manager Neal Huntington have agreed to an extension through 2014, with a club option for 2015, according to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Details of the contract have not been reported yet.

Huntington's been serving as the general manager of the Pirates since September of 2007. The Pirates haven't had any form of success outside of top drat selections. Giving them a farm system with high-ceiling players such as Pedro Alvarez (No 2. in '08), Tony Sanchez (No 4. in '09), Jameson Taillon (No. 2 in '10), Gerrit Cole (No. 1 in '11).

His most notable trade would be trading outfielder Xavier Nady, and left-handed pitcher Damaso Marte to the New York Yankees for Jeff Karstens, Daniel McCutchen, Ross Ohlendorf, and Jose Tabata.

Huntington's extension gives him a similar contract to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. Hurdle is currently under contract through 2013 with a club option.