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The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the extensions of the entire coaching staff through the
2017 season. The announcement was made by Pirates Executive Vice President, General Manager
“We are very pleased to maintain the continuity and quality of our Major League Coaching Staff
through at least the 2017 season,” said Huntington. “This is a group of quality, talented baseball men
who make our organization better each day.”
Jeff Branson has been the Hitting Coach since 2014 after serving as the Assistant Hitting Coach
Brad Fischer joined the Major League coaching staff in 2015.
Dave Jauss has been a Major League coach with the Pirates since 2013 and is serving as the
Bench Coach this season.
Nick Leyva is in his second season as the First Base Coach after serving the Pirates as their Third
Base Coach for four seasons (2011-2014).
Jeff Livesey has been the Assistant Hitting Coach since 2014.
Euclides Rojas is in his sixth season as Pittsburgh’s Bullpen Coach, having joined the staff in 2011.
Ray Searage has been the Pitching Coach since 2011. He served as the Interim Pitching Coach
during the 2010 season.
Rick Sofield is in his second season as the Third Base Coach after serving the Pirates as their First
Base Coach for two years (2013-2014).
Heberto Andrade is in his 13th season as the club’s Bullpen Catcher, having joined the Pirates
coaching staff in 2004.