Thursday, October 22, 2015


CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced the 2016 Major League coaching staff that will serve under manager Bryan Price.

Bullpen/assistant pitching coach Mack Jenkins, hitting coach Don Long, Major League catching coordinator Mike Stefanski and bullpen catcher Dustin Hughes will return in 2016 to those positions.

The following coaches will return with new responsibilities: Jim Riggleman will serve as bench coach, Billy Hatcher will coach third base and outfielders, and Freddie Benavides will coach first base and infielders. Last season, Riggleman was third base coach, Hatcher first base coach and Benavides infield coach.

New to the 2016 staff will be Mark Riggins as pitching coach and Tony Jaramillo as assistant hitting coach. Riggins spent the last 4 seasons as the organization’s minor league pitching coordinator and previously served as pitching coach on the Major League staffs of the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. Jaramillo has been a hitting coach in the Reds’ minor league system since 2008, including each of the last 3 seasons at Class AAA Louisville.

The club will not renew the contracts of bench coach Jay Bell, pitching coach Jeff Pico or assistant hitting coach Lee Tinsley.

” We appreciate the hard work and dedication Jay, Jeff and Lee gave us the last two years,” Jocketty said.


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