North Clay's Andy Haines To Be Hired By Pirates


Published on November 24 2021 2:24 pm
Last Updated on November 24 2021 2:24 pm

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement to hire Andy Haines as their new hitting coach according to a story that has been circulating.

Haines began as a hitting coach in 2008 when he was with the Marlins' farm system. He worked his way from Rookie ball to Triple-A in 2014-15.

The Chicago Cubs then hired him in 2016 as their Minor League hitting instructor. He was promoted in 2017 to the Major League team as an assistant.

Haines, now 44, then went to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 as their hitting coach. The Brewers became one of the better offensive teams. However in the shortened 2020 season, the Brewers numbers dropped. Haines was fired after the Brewers were eliminated in the NL Division series by Atlanta.

Pirates Manager Derek Shelton was looking for a new hitting coach after Rick Eckstein was dismissed. Haines experience in both the Minors and the Majors fills the bill Shelton is looking for along with his organization-wide role.

Haines is from North Clay (Louisville) and he also has a brother Kyle, who is the director of player development for the San Francisco Giants.