Player News - Reds

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The Reds have hired Turner Ward as their new hitting coach.

The Reds recently pried Derek Johnson away from the Brewers to be their pitching coach and now they've swooped in to hire Ward, who has been the hitting coach with the Dodgers for the past three seasons. The staff for new manager David Bell is off to a promising start.
Nov 6 - 10:24 AM

Reds minor league pitcher Jairo Capellan died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic early Saturday.

Fellow minor leaguers Raul Hernandez and Emilio Garcia were also injured in the crash; Hernandez is in critical condition, and Garcia in stable condition, both in Dominican hospitals. "We received this terrible news and send our condolences and support to the families, friends and teammates of Jairo, Raul and Emilio," Reds Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini said in a news release. "Our Dominican operations are an integral part of the Reds organization, and this tragedy affects us all. We will remain closely involved to help everyone through this difficult time." All three players are 19 years old. Our condolences go out to the Capellan family and the Reds organization.
Nov 3 - 8:14 PM

The Reds on Friday officially announced the hiring of Derek Johnson as their new pitching coach.

The news was reported earlier this week and now is official. It's a big move for the Reds, as not only does Johnson have a good reputation, but they're stealing him away from a division rival.
Nov 2 - 5:58 PM

Reds activated OF Jesse Winker from the 60-day disabled list.

Winker had labrum surgery on his right shoulder in July. The hope is that he'll be ready in time for Opening Day.
Nov 2 - 3:22 PM

Reds activated RHP Keury Mella from the 60-day disabled list.

Mella is back on the 40-man roster. His season ended early because of an oblique strain.
Nov 2 - 3:21 PM

Reds activated INF Alex Blandino from the 60-day disabled list.

Blandino had surgery on his right ACL and MCL in July. He should be ready in time for Opening Day.
Nov 2 - 3:20 PM

Reds sent OF Mason Williams outright to Triple-A Louisville.

Williams is now off the 40-man roster. He hit .293/.331/.398 in 51 games for the Reds this season.
Nov 2 - 3:17 PM

Reds sent INF Dilson Herrera outright to Triple-A Louisville.

He's now off the 40-man roster but remains in the organization. Herrera is a career .203/.293/.394 hitter over parts of three seasons in the majors.
Nov 2 - 3:16 PM

Reds claimed RHP Matt Bowman off waivers from the Cardinals.

Bowman was relatively effective from 2016-17 but struggled in 2018 (6.26 ERA) while battling a finger issue that eventually required surgery. Assuming he's healthy, he should win a middle relief role in Cincinnati.
Nov 2 - 3:15 PM

Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds will not keep Jim Riggleman in the organization next season.

Riggleman took over as interim manager after Bryan Price was fired and guided the Reds to a 64-80 record. There seemed to be some consideration for keeping him around on the coaching staff -- possibly as new skipper David Bell's bench coach -- but Riggleman will be allowed to look for a gig elsewhere.
Oct 28 - 1:54 PM

The Reds on Sunday announced the hiring of David Bell as their new manager.

Bell was looking like the likely selection after Joe Girardi pulled out of the running and the Reds made it official Sunday. They will introduce their new skipper at a press conference Monday. Bell was a manager in the Reds' minor league system for four seasons and a coach in the majors from 2012-17 before spending 2018 as the Giants' vice president of player development. He was a finalist for the Rangers and Blue Jays manager jobs, as well. C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports that Bell has been given a three-year contract with a club option for a fourth season.
Oct 21 - 10:25 AM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that David Bell has emerged as the favorite to land the Reds' managerial job.

This confirms an earlier report by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Joe Girardi was the rumored favorite for the position until he removed his name from consideration on Friday afternoon. Bell, who has no managerial experience, has been working as the director of player development for the Giants.
Oct 19 - 8:46 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that David Bell "would appear to be the favorite" for the Reds' manager job after Joe Girardi withdrew his name from consideration.

Rosenthal says that Girardi was the Reds' "top choice" for the gig, but the former Yankees manager has decided to remain in an analyst role at MLB Network for the time being. Bell is a finalist for the Rangers and Blue Jays jobs, as well, and the Giants are also reportedly considering him for their general manager post, so it wouldn't appear to be a slam dunk that he's headed to Cincinnati.
Oct 19 - 5:35 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Brad Ausmus, David Bell, and Joe Girardi remain in the mix for the Reds' managerial gig.

Those could be the three finalists in Cincinnati, as Rosenthal notes that the Reds "might be prompted to act sooner than later" due to the many other openings around the sport and the competition for similar candidates. Ausmus is also known to be in consideration for the Angels' job, and Bell and Girardi have both drawn reported interest from multiple organizations.
Oct 17 - 1:18 PM

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds "have or will shortly narrow" their list of managerial candidates from 12 to about three or four.

The Reds won't disclose the name of the finalists because some of their candidates are interviewing with other teams. However, Fay names former Red Sox manager John Farrell as the top internal candidate and Giants director of player development David Bell as the leading candidate from outside the organization. Jim Riggleman served as the interim manager after Bryan Price was fired, but he said Tuesday that he hasn't heard anything from the team since interviewing the day after the regular season ended.
Oct 16 - 1:06 PM


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