Jon Heyman has just tweeted that Mets managerial candidate Clint Hurdle has accepted the same position with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It is believed that Terry Collins and Bob Melvin were finalists along with Hurdle. Will this open the door for Chip Hale or Wally Backman? Jose Oquendo will interview tomorrow, but I believe he is nothing but a courtesy interview.
Heyman should have the story posted on SI shortly.