The Cleveland Guardians have hired former Pirates general manager Neal Huntington as a Special Assistant, Baseball Projects according to Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic. Huntington served as the GM in Pittsburgh from 2007-19.
Huntington returns to Cleveland, the organization he was with when the Pirates hired him. He worked his way up to special assistant to the general manager after working in the organization with the then-Cleveland Indians from 1998 until he was hired by Pittsburgh.
This is Huntington’s first front office position since he was relived in the fall of 2019. During his time with the Pirates, Huntington was the architect that assembled the Pirates last three postseason appearances from 2013-15. The Pirates went 82-79 in 2018, the inly other winning season with Huntington at the helm.
Prior to his first stint in Cleveland, Huntington began his front office career with the Montreal Expos, where he climbed the ranks to Assistant Director of Player Development.