Curve Manager Ryan Released

Michael Ryan will no longer be the Altoona Curve manager. Ryan recently gained his 500th career win as a manager within the Pirates’ system. Ryan won 221 games as the Curve manager and his team went 69-71 this season. Ryan’s club made the playoffs the previous two seasons and won the Eastern League in 2017. Pirates director of minor league operations Larry Broadway. “Michael is exploring opportunities with other organizations and we support his efforts. We appreciate Michael’s efforts and who he is as a person and wish him well.”