The Reds announced several coaching staff changes today, the most notable being that they have decided to part ways with pitching coach Jeff Pico and bench coach Jay Bell. Lee Tinsley, assistant hitting coach, also received walking papers.
Here's how it all shakes out:
- Hitting coach Don Long, bullpen coach Mack Jenkins, bullpen catcher Dustin Hughes, and catching coach Mike Stefannski all return in their current roles.
- Jim Riggleman moves from third base coach to bench coach, replacing Bell.
- Billy Hatcher moves from first base coach to third base coach.
- Freddie Benavides moves from infield coach to first base coach.
- Reds hire Mark Riggins as the new pitching coach to replace Pico. Tony Jaramillo will replace Tinsley as assistant hitting coach.