Former Pirates, Rockies manager Clint Hurdle retires
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Clint Hurdle's career in the dugout is over.

The former Pittsburgh Pirates manager interviewed with the San Diego Padres for their hitting coach position but decided to retire rather than take the job, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

San Diego hoped Hurdle would accept the role, according to Acee. Johnny Washington, who was promoted from assistant hitting coach before the 2019 season, currently holds the position.

Hurdle confirmed his retirement from the dugout on Wednesday, citing family reasons.

"I've decided to put the baseball pants in the closest," Hurdle told Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Time to give back to my family."

While his coaching career is over, the 62-year-old told Mackey that he'll remain in baseball and has spoken with a couple of teams about front-office roles.

The Pirates fired Hurdle in October after he spent nine seasons as their skipper. He went 735-720 with Pittsburgh and was named the National League Manager of the Year in 2013 after guiding the team to the playoffs for the first time since 1992.

Hurdle also managed the Colorado Rockies for eight campaigns from 2002 to 2009. He led the Rockies to a World Series berth in 2007, in which they were swept by the Boston Red Sox.

He ends his managerial career with a 1,269-1,345 record in 17 seasons.

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