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Feb 11, 2014 9:58 PM by Matt SantaMaria

Treanor continues professional baseball career

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - For the better part of four decades, Dean Treanor's Spring has started the same way, spring training. First, as a star pitcher for Cal Poly in the mid-1970's, and now as a manager for the Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

"It's a great ride," said Treanor, "I'm very lucky to have gotten back into baseball and had the career to have taken me to where I am today."

The 66-year-old has coached in Fresno, Florida, and Reno, among others. He's spent time managing in Calgary, a former affiliate of the Florida Marlins, and in the Dominican Republic.

"I have a lot of people to thank for my journey, especially my family. The time commitment of my job can be difficult on them."

Treanor was with the Florida Marlins organization during their World Series run in 2002; He was in the dugout with the Pittsburgh Pirates during their playoff run this past season.

Spring Training for Treanor and the Pittsburgh Pirates begins on Wednesday when Pitchers and Catchers report to camp in Bradenton, Florida.

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