"I feel privileged to have the opportunity to continue and finish what we started," said Hurdle. "There's no place I would rather be than in a Pirates uniform."
With 685 wins as a big league manager, Hurdle enters the 2013 season 15 victories shy of becoming the 11th active manager with at least 700 wins in the Major Leagues.
"Clint Hurdle has played a significant role in the transition of an organization that has improved at the major league level by 22 wins over the past two seasons," said Huntington. "Clint's leadership, infectious positive energy, passion and knowledge transcend the clubhouse and we believe he is the right man to help us return championship caliber baseball to Pittsburgh."