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Sources: Russell to be named manager of Pirates

Updated: November 5, 2007, 4:35 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

John Russell, manager of the Philadelphia Phillies' Lehigh Valley Triple-A club, will be named manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, sources confirmed for ESPN.com on Saturday.

The Pirates are expected to officially introduce Russell, a former Pirates third-base coach, at a Monday morning news conference at PNC Park, according to the Beaver County Times. Russell managed Lehigh Valley the last two seasons.

Russell, 46, will succeed Jim Tracy, who was fired Oct. 5 after two seasons with ...

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