CINCINNATI -- The Reds announced several front office promotions, new hires and title changes on Tuesday.Among the moves was general manager Dick Williams taking on the additional title of president of baseball operations. Former president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty was named executive advisor to CEO Bob Castellini.Williams was promoted
CINCINNATI -- The Reds announced several front office promotions, new hires and title changes on Tuesday.
Among the moves was general manager Dick Williams taking on the additional title of president of baseball operations. Former president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty was named executive advisor to CEO Bob Castellini.
Williams was promoted to GM after the 2015 season and took over the club's baseball operations department in November after Jocketty stepped aside as part of a succession plan.
Scouts Shawn Pender and Terry Reynolds are becoming special assistants to the GM, player personnel while assistant GMs Sam Grossman and Nick Krall and amateur scouting director Chris Buckley have had vice president added to their titles.
Player development director Jeff Graupe is now a senior director of player development, Gary Wahoff is vice president of team travel and longtime clubhouse manager Rick Stowe was named vice president of home clubhouse operations. In the media relations department, Rob Butcher is vice president while Larry Herms and Jamie Ramsey were named directors.
Former manager of Major League video operations Rob Coughlin was promoted to assistant director of professional scouting, and Bo Thompson is the new manager of Major League video operations. Eric Lee, meanwhile, was promoted to director of baseball operations, Melissa Hill to coordinator of baseball administration and Richard Stark to director of Minor League medical administration.
Also, Patrick Serbus was named director of Minor League athletic training, and Brad Epstein is director of Minor League physical therapy, while area scouts Brad Meador and Greg Zunino were moved up to become cross checkers.
Mark Heil was hired as player development analyst, Mark Edwards as baseball operations analyst, Haley Alvarez as administrative assistant to baseball operations and Nick Wan as data scientist. Jim Moran, Charlie Aliano, Jamey Storvick and Rob Fidler were named as area scouts.
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