The Pittsburgh Pirates’ front-office purge continued Monday with the firing of general manager Neal Huntington, a New Hampshire native.
After a last-place division finish (69-93) and a fourth straight year missing the postseason, Pittsburgh had already terminated manager Clint Hurdle on Sept. 29 and team president Frank Coonelly last week.
Chairman of the board of the Pirates Bob Nutting announced Monday that Travis Williams, former COO of the Pittsburgh Penguins, was named president. Williams will lead the search for a general manager and oversee the team’s managerial search.
Huntington, 50, had served in the position since September 2007 and had two years remaining on his contract. He grew up in Amherst, N.H., and is a Milford High grad. During his 12 seasons as GM, the Pirates posted four winning seasons and made three straight playoff appearances from 2013-15.
The Pirates also fired pitching coach Ray Searage and bench coach Tom Prince after the season.