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Report: Pirates hire Kelly to be bench coach

New manager Derek Shelton has made his first staffing decision, and he is bringing a Pittsburgh native back to the Pirates.

Astros first base coach Don Kelly will be joining Shelton's staff as his bench coach, Jon Heyman reports.

Hearing Don Kelly will be Pirates bench coach. He’s been serving as well regarded Astros bench coach. Mt. Lebanon High (Pittsburgh area) product debuted with Pirates.

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 7, 2019

Kelly, 39, just completed his first season as a major league coach.