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X's will not renew Cliburn's contract

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Cliburn was suspended by the team after a drunk driving arrest in August. Cliburn was suspended by the team after a drunk driving arrest in August.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

After a last place finish and a drunk driving arrest in August, the Sioux City Explorers are not renewing the contract of manager Stan Cliburn.

In three seasons, Cliburn had a record of 127 wins and 160 losses.

After managing the Minnesota Twins Triple-A team for four years, Cliburn had a winning record with the X's in his first season, at 51 and 49. But Sioux City was 45 and 55 last year, and had the worst record in the American Association this year at 38 and 62.

"On behalf of the entire Explorers organization, I would like to thank Stan for his efforts these past three seasons, I wish him all the best in his future endeavors," comments X's General Manager Shane Tritz.  "As an organization, we felt a change was needed to provide our fans and supporters with a more competitive team on the field for the 2014 season and beyond. We also wanted to make the decision quickly to ensure that a new manager would have as much time as possible to become involved in the community; alongside the coaches, players, and front office staff, before the start of the next season."

The search for a new manager is underway. Interim manager Ty Marotz was 7-6 over the last two weeks.

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