The Pirates have hired a second Eckstein brother this offseason.
On Saturday, the Pirates announced that former major league infielder David Eckstein is being added to the front office as a special assistant to the baseball operations department. His brother, Rick Eckstein, was named hitting coach in November.
David Eckstein was the Most Valuable Player of the 2006 World Series when he hit .364 in the Cardinals’ five-game victory over the Tigers. He played in the majors for 10 seasons from 2001-10.