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Reds Name Turner Ward Hitting Coach

Spent Last 3 Years With NL Champion Dodgers

  Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams today named Turner Ward hitting coach for new manager David Bell.

   Ward, 54, spent the last 3 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers as their hitting coach. During those 3 years, the Dodgers advanced to the Postseason by winning the National League West Division each year and advanced to the World Series in each of the last 2 seasons. He was on the Arizona Diamondbacks' Major League staff from 2013-2015, first as an assistant hitting coach and then the last 2 years there as hitting coach.

  Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams today named Turner Ward hitting coach for new manager David Bell.

   Ward, 54, spent the last 3 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers as their hitting coach. During those 3 years, the Dodgers advanced to the Postseason by winning the National League West Division each year and advanced to the World Series in each of the last 2 seasons. He was on the Arizona Diamondbacks' Major League staff from 2013-2015, first as an assistant hitting coach and then the last 2 years there as hitting coach.

   "We are pleased to have Turner join our staff. He has mentored a number of successful hitters in both Arizona and Los Angeles," Williams said. "He comes highly recommended for his ability to connect with players and to help them maximize their potential."

   Ward is the second coach added to Bell's Major League staff, joining pitching coach Derek Johnson.    

   Under Ward's guidance, in each of the last 3 seasons Dodgers batters increased their run production over the prior year. Over the course of his tenure, Los Angeles ranked first in the National League in team home runs, second in walks, third in slugging percentage, fourth in on-base percentage and fifth in runs scored.

   In each of the 2017 and 2018 seasons the Dodgers established club records for home runs, extra-base hits and slugging percentage. In 2018, Dodgers batters led the NL with a franchise record 235 HR while establishing new Los Angeles records with 564 extra-base hits and a .442 slugging percentage. Seven Dodgers batters produced at least 20 home runs last year, the most in club history and the most ever by a National League club.

   Before joining Los Angeles, Ward spent 8 seasons total in the Diamondbacks organization. He was Class AA Mobile's hitting coach from 2008-2010 and Mobile's manager from 2011-2012 until he joined the Major League coaching staff in 2013. His Mobile teams won back-to-back Southern League championships in 2011 and 2012, and in 2011 he was named that league's Manager of the Year.

   Including stints at Mobile, Rookie GCL Pirates (2006) and Class A State College (2007), Ward went 216-190 (.532) in 4 seasons as a minor league manager. In 2012, he was a coach for the World Team at the 2012 All-Star Futures Game at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium, and he also managed in the Southern League All-Star Game.

   The former infielder played 12 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Cleveland Indians (1990-1991), Toronto Blue Jays (1991-1993), Milwaukee Brewers (1994-1996), Pittsburgh Pirates (1997-1999), Diamondbacks (1999-2000) and Philadelphia Phillies (2001).

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Update On Injured Reds Minor Leaguers

Capellán Funeral Service Held Today

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams today updated the medical conditions of RHP Raul Hernandez and OF Emilio Garcia.

Hernandez remains in the hospital in critical but stable condition. Garcia is still in the hospital receiving treatment for his injuries, but he is alert and conscious.

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams today updated the medical conditions of RHP Raul Hernandez and OF Emilio Garcia.

Hernandez remains in the hospital in critical but stable condition. Garcia is still in the hospital receiving treatment for his injuries, but he is alert and conscious.

Both players are being monitored by local doctors and Reds medical staff. They were hospitalized in the Dominican Republic following yesterday's car accident that killed teammate RHP Jairo Capellán (HI-row Cah-pay-AHN).

Reds players, coaches and staff attended a funeral service for Capellán held this afternoon in Santo Domingo.

All three players are 19 years old.

Williams said, "We will continue communicating with our Dominican Republic medical staff and will provide updates as details become available. We are thinking of and praying for the players and their families."

Reds Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini said, "We received this terrible news and send our condolences and support to the families, friends and teammates of Jairo, Raul and Emilio. 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." 

Reds Latin America Field Coordinator Joel Noboa said, "Jairo was a talented young pitcher with a bright future who was taken from us much too soon. He will be missed by everyone who knew him - his teammates, coaches and our Dominican Academy staff."

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Reds Statement On Accident Involving Minor Leaguers

Car Crash Kills One, Injures Two

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams has released more details on the three minor league players involved in this morning's car accident in the Dominican Republic.

According to Williams, RHP Jairo Capellán has passed away, RHP Raul Hernandez is in critical condition at a local hospital, and OF Emilio Garcia remains in the hospital in stable condition. The Reds will update the conditions of Hernandez and Garcia as information becomes available.

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams has released more details on the three minor league players involved in this morning's car accident in the Dominican Republic.

According to Williams, RHP Jairo Capellán has passed away, RHP Raul Hernandez is in critical condition at a local hospital, and OF Emilio Garcia remains in the hospital in stable condition. The Reds will update the conditions of Hernandez and Garcia as information becomes available.

All three players are 19 years old.

Reds Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini said, "We received this terrible news and send our condolences and support to the families, friends and teammates of Jairo, Raul and Emilio. 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." 

Reds Latin America Field Coordinator Joel Noboa said, "Jairo was a talented young pitcher with a bright future who was taken from us much too soon. He will be missed by everyone who knew him - his teammates, coaches and our Dominican Academy staff."

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Reds Holiday Gift Pack On Sale Now

Available at Reds.com and Kenwood Towne Centre

The Cincinnati Reds 2019 Holiday Gift Pack and 2019 fan club memberships are on sale now at Kenwood Towne Centre and at reds.com/Holiday.

 

The Cincinnati Reds 2019 Holiday Gift Pack and 2019 fan club memberships are on sale now at Kenwood Towne Centre and at reds.com/Holiday.

 

The Holiday Gift Pack includes a limited-edition Mr. Redlegs Snowman Bobblehead and four ticket credits that can be used for any combination of 2019 regular season games, excluding Opening Day. Prices for the Holiday Gift Pack start as low as $40.

 

Also for sale are 2019 memberships to the three official Fan Clubs of the Reds:

 

Reds Rookies - $20

• Official baby club for our youngest fans up to 3 years of age

• Great gift for a new parent and includes two free Reds tickets

• Members-only pre-game on-field parade with your Rookie

• Access to a photo session with a Reds player and mascots

• Exclusive merchandise including a baby Reds bucket cap, Mr. Red plush cuddle-up, picture frame and diaper bag tag

 

Reds Heads Kids Club - $30 (available at Kenwood beginning Nov. 6)

• Official kids club for fans ages 3-12

• Reds jersey and backpack

• Exclusive Joey Votto bobblehead (2019 Reds Heads captain)

• New for 2019, set of collectible trading pins and lanyard

• Two free Reds tickets plus members-only experiences like player autograph sessions

 

Club Red - $10

• Official Reds fan club for ages 13-17

• Four free Reds ticket

• New exclusive Club Red t-shirt designed by Originalitees (Cincinnati tee shirt company)

• Access to members-only events and unique volunteer opportunities to fulfill service hours

 

The Holiday Gift Pack and fan club membership kits are available at:

• Kenwood Towne Centre: 7875 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (kiosk near Cheesecake Factory mall entrance)

• Great American Ball Park: Administrative offices lobby (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

• Online: reds.com/Holiday

• By phone: 513-765-7500

 

Holiday Gift Packs and fan club memberships also will be available at FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by PNC Bank on Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

 

Visit Reds.com/Tickets for all 2019 ticketing plans and options.

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Reds Youth Academy's 'Fun At Bat' Begins November 4

Free Baseball Program For Kids Ages 5-7

The P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy is offering the free "Fun At Bat" program for boys and girls ages 5-7.

Fun At Bat is an entry level baseball program for kids with an emphasis on character development, functional movement and active play. The weekly program aims to provide children with a fun and dynamic experience while teaching teamwork and responsibility.
 
The free program is run by instructors through the Reds Community Fund and is supported by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball.
 
Fun At Bat kicks off on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Reds Youth Academy and operates every Sunday from 1-3 p.m. through December 16.

The P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy is offering the free "Fun At Bat" program for boys and girls ages 5-7.

Fun At Bat is an entry level baseball program for kids with an emphasis on character development, functional movement and active play. The weekly program aims to provide children with a fun and dynamic experience while teaching teamwork and responsibility.
 
The free program is run by instructors through the Reds Community Fund and is supported by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball.
 
Fun At Bat kicks off on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Reds Youth Academy and operates every Sunday from 1-3 p.m. through December 16.

For more information, visit Reds.com/Academy or contact the Reds Youth Academy staff at redsyouthacademy@reds.com or 513-765-5000.

The P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy is located in Roselawn at 2026 E. Seymour Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45237. 

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Reds Hall of Fame To Close November 1 For Renovation

Will Reopen Prior To 2019 Opening Day

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will close to the public on November 1 as it undergoes comprehensive modifications to upgrade and enhance the visitor experience.

 

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will close to the public on November 1 as it undergoes comprehensive modifications to upgrade and enhance the visitor experience.

 

The renovations will impact all 16,000 square feet of the largest team Hall of Fame in baseball and will incorporate more technology and historical artifacts into a new design that will better tell the rich and storied history of the Reds.

 

The museum will reopen in March with a ribbon-cutting ceremony prior to 2019 Reds Opening Day.

 

"Our design team has been tasked to create an innovative museum experience like no other," said Rick Walls, Reds Hall of Fame & Museum executive director. "As much as fans have enjoyed our museum since we opened in 2004, I know they will love the 'new' museum even more as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of professional baseball in 2019."

 

During the renovations, the museum will continue to offer offseason tours of Great American Ball Park along with educational programming and outreach events.

 

The museum is offering ½ price admission through October 31 for fans who would like to visit before the renovations begin.

 

About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore

Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum at Great American Ball Park is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. The Museum features 16,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages. Since its inception, 89 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction. Learn more at RedsMuseum.org.

 

 

 

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Reds Name David Bell Manager

Cincinnati Native To Be Introduced Monday

At a press conference at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the field level interview room at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Reds Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini and President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams will introduce Cincinnati native David Bell as the club's new field manager.

 

At a press conference at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the field level interview room at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Reds Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini and President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams will introduce Cincinnati native David Bell as the club's new field manager.

 

Bell, 46, has agreed to a 3-year contract through the 2021 season, with a club option for 2022, to become the 63rd field manager in club history and the 53rd since 1900.

 

Bell and his father, former infielder and current Reds front office executive Buddy, will become the fourth father-son duo to serve as Major League managers, joining George & Dick Sisler, Bob & Joel Skinner and Bob & Aaron Boone. Buddy Bell managed the Detroit Tigers (1996-1998), Colorado Rockies (2000-2002) and Kansas City Royals (2005-2007).

           

David Bell spent last season as Vice President of Player Development for the San Francisco Giants following 4 years on the Major League coaching staff of the St. Louis Cardinals. He spent the 2014 season as Cardinals assistant hitting coach and his last 3 years there as manager Mike Matheny's bench coach.

 

Bell also has experience as a third base coach, with the Chicago Cubs in 2013. He went to Chicago after 4 years managing in the Reds' player development system, from 2009-2011 at Class AA Carolina and in 2012 at Class AAA Louisville. Following the 2009 campaign, he managed the Peoria Saguaros of the prestigious Arizona Fall League.

 

The former infielder was selected by the Indians in the seventh round of the June 1990 free agent draft and made his Major League debut in 1995. He played parts of 12 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Cleveland Indians, Cardinals, Seattle Mariners, Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers.

 

Bell played in 35 Postseason games, reaching the American League Championship Series with Seattle in both 2000 and 2001 before playing in the World Series with the Giants in 2002, when he received the Willie McCovey Award as the Giants' most inspirational player.

 

The Bells are one of Major League Baseball's five 3-generation families, along with the Boones, Colemans, Hairstons and Schofield/Werths. Reds Hall of Famer Gus Bell is Buddy's father and David's grandfather. David's brothers, Mike and Rick, also played professional baseball. Mike made 19 appearances for the Reds in 2000.

 

Bell was born in and grew up in Cincinnati. He helped lead Moeller High School to the 1989 state baseball championship.

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Eric Davis To Host Coaches Clinic October 20

To Be Held P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy

Reds Hall of Famer Eric Davis will be the featured guest at the first Cincinnati Reds Coaches Education & Training Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy.

In partnership with the American Baseball Coaches Association, USA Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, the Reds Community Fund will host a series of coaching clinics this offseason. The clinics are geared towards all levels of experience for coaches in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. 

Reds Hall of Famer Eric Davis will be the featured guest at the first Cincinnati Reds Coaches Education & Training Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy.

In partnership with the American Baseball Coaches Association, USA Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, the Reds Community Fund will host a series of coaching clinics this offseason. The clinics are geared towards all levels of experience for coaches in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. 

Davis currently serves as a Special Assistant, Player Performance on the Reds Player Development staff and will discuss hitting and base running with the coaches. Additional guest speakers will include local college coaches addressing topics such as throwing arm health for pitchers and proper catching techniques.  

The events are free and interested coaches can register at www.coachclinics.org. 

Contact the Reds Youth Academy at (513) 765-5000 or redsyouthacademy@reds.com for more information.

The P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy is located at 2026 E. Seymour Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45237. 


Reds Coaches Education & Training clinics for 2018-19:

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 
Topics: Hitting and base running
Featured Guest: Reds Hall of Famer Eric Davis
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Reds Youth Academy

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019 
Topic: Hitting
Featured Guests: Reds Front Office Personnel
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Reds Youth Academy
 
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019 
Topic: Coaches Q&A
Featured Guests: Reds Alumni
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Great American Ball Park
 
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Topics: Pitching, Hitting, Catching and Fielding
Featured Guests: Reds 2019 Coaching Staff
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Reds Youth Academy

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Reds HOF & Museum Offering Clubhouse Tours

Tours Begin October 13

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore is once again offering offseason tours of Great American Ball Park that include the Reds clubhouse, radio and TV booths, dugouts and more.

 

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore is once again offering offseason tours of Great American Ball Park that include the Reds clubhouse, radio and TV booths, dugouts and more.

 

The two-hour Major League Clubhouse Tours feature access to the:

• Reds Clubhouse

• Visitors Clubhouse

• Radio & TV Broadcast Booths

• Reds Batting Cages

• Plus all the stops on the Great American Ball Park Tour including the dugouts, press box, Mercedes-Benz Diamond Club, FOX Sports Club, Handlebar at the Riverfront Club presented by JACK Casino and more.

 

Tours begin Saturday, Oct. 13 and are available each Saturday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

 

The tours run weekly until March of 2019. (No tours on Dec. 1 due to Redsfest)

 

Major League Clubhouse Tour tickets and pricing are available at:

• redsmuseum.org

• (513) 765-7923

• In person at the Reds HOF & Museum, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

 

Space is limited and tours often sell out in advance. Private or small group tours are also available.

 

About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore

Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum at Great American Ball Park is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. The Museum features 16,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages. Since its inception, 86 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction.

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Knock Cancer Out Of The Park On Saturday

Reds To Recognize Those Touched By Cancer

What: Knock Cancer Out of the Park on Saturday, Sept. 29 is a day to celebrate and recognize everyone in Greater Cincinnati who touches or has been touched by cancer: survivors, patients, caregivers, researchers and volunteers. 

The day begins with a free Block Party at The Banks with health activities and screenings, family entertainment, food trucks and live music by Cincinnati band Soul Pocket. 
 
At 4:10 p.m., the Cincinnati Reds game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park will be themed Knock Cancer Out of the Park. Throughout the game, ceremonies will recognize local cancer survivors or supporters, including honorary game captains, first pitch, first responder and hometown hero. Additionally, nine children from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Champions program will run on to the field with the Reds players. 

What: Knock Cancer Out of the Park on Saturday, Sept. 29 is a day to celebrate and recognize everyone in Greater Cincinnati who touches or has been touched by cancer: survivors, patients, caregivers, researchers and volunteers. 

The day begins with a free Block Party at The Banks with health activities and screenings, family entertainment, food trucks and live music by Cincinnati band Soul Pocket. 
 
At 4:10 p.m., the Cincinnati Reds game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park will be themed Knock Cancer Out of the Park. Throughout the game, ceremonies will recognize local cancer survivors or supporters, including honorary game captains, first pitch, first responder and hometown hero. Additionally, nine children from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Champions program will run on to the field with the Reds players. 

Not only will the stadium be filled with members of the Greater Cincinnati cancer community, but the game will include two memorable moments: 
• Pregame, there will be a large display of cancer ribbons on the field-the first time these ribbons will be in Cincinnati.
• At the end of the 5th inning, all fans will stand up and show their support for the Knock Cancer Out of the Park initiative, using a special tear-away portion of the Reds Team Photo giveaway. The cards will allow everyone to write in the name(s) of family or friends who have inspired them in the fight against cancer. 

Who: This is a day to celebrate and recognize everyone in Greater Cincinnati who touches or has been touched by cancer: survivors, patients, caregivers, researchers and volunteers.

More than 20 Greater Cincinnati cancer organizations, including support organizations, nonprofits and healthcare leaders, are participating-either in the block party, inside the ballpark, or bringing their members to the stands. 

A volunteer committee has worked with the Reds to organize the event and conduct outreach to local cancer support organizations and ticket donation to local patient groups. The committee is engaged in a broader campaign to raise funds for cancer research and to support the vision of a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Greater Cincinnati.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 
• 1 to 3:30 p.m.: Block Party at The Banks 
• 4:10 p.m.: Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park

Where: The KCOOTP Block Party will run on East Freedom Way. All game activities will happen inside Great American Ball Park.

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'Fiesta Rojos' Celebration Friday At GABP

Events Planned In Community & At Ballpark

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Cincinnati Reds will celebrate "Fiesta Rojos" presented by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Toyota Dealers on Friday, Sept. 28 with the following events and activities in the community and at Great American Ball Park:

• 11 to 12:30 p.m. at the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy in Roselawn (2026 E. Seymour Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237)
- Latino Reds players will meet with 100 4th and 5th-grade students from the Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies, Academy of World Languages and Roberts Academy
- The students and players will participate in a Q&A, pitching and hitting clinics and salsa dancing lessons
- Lunch will be provided by Hot Head Burrito

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Cincinnati Reds will celebrate "Fiesta Rojos" presented by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Toyota Dealers on Friday, Sept. 28 with the following events and activities in the community and at Great American Ball Park:

• 11 to 12:30 p.m. at the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy in Roselawn (2026 E. Seymour Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237)
- Latino Reds players will meet with 100 4th and 5th-grade students from the Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies, Academy of World Languages and Roberts Academy
- The students and players will participate in a Q&A, pitching and hitting clinics and salsa dancing lessons
- Lunch will be provided by Hot Head Burrito

• Reds players will wear MLB-provided #PonleAcento shirts during batting practice (Ponle Acento translates into "put an accent on it")

• Reds players and coaches will wear the alternate "Los Rojos" jerseys for the 6:40 p.m. game vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

• La Mega 97.7 FM will provide live entertainment on Crosley Terrace and Son del Caribe will play in the Kroger Fan Zone

• Daniel Minera, executive director of the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati Foundation, will receive the Community Advocate Award, presented by TriHealth

• Latina singer Tina DeAlderete will perform the National Anthem

• Pregame dance performance by Rayza and the Latin Dolls

• Latino Reds players will be honored by the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission during a pregame ceremony

• Honor Guard will feature flags representing all Latin countries

• The Cincinnati Bell Hometown Hero of the Game will be U.S. Air Force Major Pedro Munoz of Bellbrook, Ohio

• Postgame Rozzi's fireworks show with a Fiesta Rojos soundtrack, presented by Adams Recovery Center. The soundtrack features top billboard hits and songs selected by Latino Reds players.

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Homestand Highlights

Reds To Finish Season Hosting Royals & Pirates

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 - Reds vs. Kansas City Royals, 6:40 p.m. (Bark in the Park)
• Bark in the Park: Tonight is the fourth and final Bark in the Park game of the season, presented by Rachael Ray Nutrish and Kroger. Dogs and their owners will be in a special seating area while the Kroger Fan Zone will turn into the "Dog Zone" with product samples and activities for both dogs and owners. A pregame parade with all the dogs and owners begins at 6:05 p.m. A limited number of Bark in the Park tickets for dogs and their owners are available at reds.com/Bark. 

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 - Reds vs. Kansas City Royals, 6:40 p.m. (Senior Citizen Special)
• Gabby Rodriguez Ceremony: During pregame ceremonies, the Reds will honor Gabriella Rodriguez, the Western Hills student who was killed on Sept. 10 while crossing Harrison Avenue on her way to school. Gabby played parts of five seasons with the Reds RBI baseball program and had joined the 16U RBI softball team for this coming season. The Reds and the Reds Community Fund will welcome representatives from Gabby's family as well as from Dater and Western Hills High Schools to celebrate her life.  

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 - Reds vs. Kansas City Royals, 6:40 p.m. (Bark in the Park)
• Bark in the Park: Tonight is the fourth and final Bark in the Park game of the season, presented by Rachael Ray Nutrish and Kroger. Dogs and their owners will be in a special seating area while the Kroger Fan Zone will turn into the "Dog Zone" with product samples and activities for both dogs and owners. A pregame parade with all the dogs and owners begins at 6:05 p.m. A limited number of Bark in the Park tickets for dogs and their owners are available at reds.com/Bark. 

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 - Reds vs. Kansas City Royals, 6:40 p.m. (Senior Citizen Special)
• Gabby Rodriguez Ceremony: During pregame ceremonies, the Reds will honor Gabriella Rodriguez, the Western Hills student who was killed on Sept. 10 while crossing Harrison Avenue on her way to school. Gabby played parts of five seasons with the Reds RBI baseball program and had joined the 16U RBI softball team for this coming season. The Reds and the Reds Community Fund will welcome representatives from Gabby's family as well as from Dater and Western Hills High Schools to celebrate her life.  

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 - Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:40 p.m. (Fireworks Friday; Fiesta Rojos)
• Fireworks Friday: Rozzi's fireworks show with a Fiesta Rojos soundtrack, presented by Adams Recovery Center. The soundtrack features top billboard hits and songs selected by Hispanic Reds players.  
• Fiesta Rojos: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Reds will celebrate Fiesta Rojos tonight presented by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Toyota Dealers. Reds players and coaches will wear the alternate Los Rojos jerseys in the game and MLB-provided shirts during batting practice with the #PonleAcento logo. Activations around the ballpark will include a live band and DJ, Honor Guard with flags from Latin American countries and the Hispanic Community Advocate Award winner presented by TriHealth. 

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 - Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 4:10 p.m. (Super Saturday; Knock Cancer Out of the Park)
• Reds Team Photo: As part of Super Saturdays, free 2018 Reds Team Photo to all fans. 
• Knock Cancer Out of the Park: The Reds are teaming up with Greater Cincinnati's cancer care, support and survivor communities to come together at the ballpark to fight cancer. Many of today's pregame and in-game ceremonies will feature local cancer survivors and supporters including nine patients from Cincinnati Children's Hospital who will run on to the field with the Reds players. At the end of the 5th inning, all fans are encouraged to stand up and recognize those who have been inspirational in the fight against cancer. Free Knock Cancer Out of the Park t-shirt to the first 30,000 fans.
 
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 - Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 3:10 p.m. (Fan Appreciation Day; Family Sunday)
• Fan Appreciation Day: Today is the annual Fan Appreciation Day, with prizes given away to hundreds of lucky fans throughout the game, including gift cards, autographed memorabilia, merchandise and more, presented by ACE Hardware. The full list of partners contributing giveaways can be found at reds.com/FanAppreciation. Postcard entries are accepted.
• Tyler Mahle Fathead: As part of family day at the ballpark, free Tyler Mahle Fathead® Wall Decal to kids 14 and younger, presented by Starfire. 
• Family Sunday Activities: As part of Family Sundays presented by Klosterman Bakery, kids can enjoy circus performers and a face painter, a live mascot race, a "Third and Learn" program in the Kroger Fan Zone during the third inning and more.
• Mike's Carwash Check Presentation: During pregame ceremonies, representatives from Mike's Carwash will present a check for over $44,000 to the Reds Community Fund. The donation was a result of the proceeds from Mike's "BowTie Tuesday" promotion during the 2018 season. Following a Tuesday Reds win, Mike's discounted their Ultimate Wash on Wednesdays and donated $1 from each of these washes to the Reds Community Fund.
• Brunch with Browning in The Handlebar: Fans can dine and watch the game in The Handlebar for just a $55 upgrade, which includes a buffet meal. Plus, meet "Mr. Perfect" Tom Browning from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


Ticket Offers For This Homestand 
• Senior Citizen Special, Sept. 26: Fans 50 and older may purchase select non-premium tickets at half- price in advance of game day only, presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare Orthopaedics. Each ticket includes free same-day admission to the Reds Hall of Fame. Some restrictions apply. Available only at reds.com/Seniors. 
• Family Sunday, Sept. 30: For every Sunday home game, families can get up to three half-price tickets with the purchase of a full- price ticket, presented by Klosterman Bakery: reds.com/Family (Some restrictions apply)

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• Dave Parker Signature Series, Sept. 30: Join Reds Hall of Famer Dave Parker for the final Signature Series event of the year. Parker will take questions, tell stories and sign autographs for attendees. Pricing for the event is $40 for the first autograph for non-members, $30 for Hall of Fame members. Up to five (5) additional items can be signed for $25 per item. One autograph ticket is required per item. Hall of Fame admission or membership is required. Please contact the Reds Hall of Fame box office at (513) 765-7923 for more information or to purchase tickets.
• Collectible Bobblehead for September - Johnny Bench: The Reds Hall of Fame wraps up the 2018 bobblehead series in September by celebrating the 50th anniversary of Johnny Bench's 1968 Rookie of the Year award. The Bench bobbleheads are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum (or a Great American Ball Park tour) and will be available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of September, while supplies last. 
• 2019 Reds Fantasy Camp: A limited number of spots are available for 2019 Reds Fantasy Camp, to be held January 19-26 in Goodyear, Ariz. Campers receive daily instruction and coaching on game fundamentals from over 20 former Reds players including Tom Browning, Danny Graves, Aaron Harang and Billy Hatcher. Visit reds.com/fantasycamp or call (513) 765-7929 for full details and more information. 

Reds Community Fund 
• Ultimate Spring Training Experience Sweepstakes: The Reds Community Fund is offering fans the opportunity to purchase sweepstakes tickets to win a trip for two to 2019 Reds Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona. Two prizes will be awarded. For each $25 donation, fans will receive one entry in the sweepstakes, up to the maximum of 20 entries. Purchase tickets and see official rules at reds.com/springsweepstakes. Fans must be 21 years of age or older to enter the sweepstakes.

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Player Development Front Office Moves

Pender Named VP, Lee Named Senior Director

The Cincinnati Reds today named Shawn Pender Vice President of Player Development and Eric Lee Senior Director of Player Development.

 

The Cincinnati Reds today named Shawn Pender Vice President of Player Development and Eric Lee Senior Director of Player Development.

 

Pender spent the last 2 seasons as a Special Assistant to the General Manager after joining the Reds in 2008 as their Major League advance scout, a position he held for 8 seasons. His most recent role included evaluation of the organization's minor league system, special assignments and Major League spring training coaching duties.

 

His professional career began as a player when he signed with the Pirates in 1984 and includes experience in both scouting and player development. Pender was an area scout with the Astros, an East Coast cross checker with both the Indians and Rays and a National cross checker for the Orioles. He also worked as a special assignment scout with the Yankees and managed and coached in the minor leagues.

 

Pender graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and is a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

Lee joined the Reds' baseball operations department in 2014 as an assistant and spent last season as Senior Director of International Operations. In that role, he coordinated the organization's international player development and scouting while overseeing all activities at the club's Dominican Republic Academy in Boca Chica, including the Dominican Summer League affiliate. He has been involved in professional scouting, contract negotiations, salary arbitration and administration of the Major League roster.

 

The Potomac, Maryland native joined the Reds after working for 2 years as an MLBPA-certified agent at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C.. Lee earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and played baseball at Haverford College, has a law degree from the University of Maryland Law School and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2012.

 

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Reds Youth Academy Off-Season Programming

Offers Year-Round Baseball & Softball Instruction

The P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy has announced the schedule for its 2018-2019 offseason baseball and softball training programs.

The Reds Youth Academy in Roselawn offers free, year-round baseball and softball instruction, plus educational and vocational opportunities for boys and girls residing primarily in urban neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

The P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy has announced the schedule for its 2018-2019 offseason baseball and softball training programs.

The Reds Youth Academy in Roselawn offers free, year-round baseball and softball instruction, plus educational and vocational opportunities for boys and girls residing primarily in urban neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

"Our clinics and training programs are designed for boys and girls who are interested in high-level baseball and softball instruction," said Jerome Wright, Reds Youth Academy director. "We're proud to offer free programs to kids who otherwise may not have this type of opportunity."

Programs offered at the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy
• Baseball/Softball Skills Training (ages 8-18)
• Speed & Agility (ages 8-18)
• Strength & Conditioning (ages 13-18)
• Individual Baseball/Softball instruction (ages 12-18)
• Fun at Bat (ages 5-7): Basic baseball and softball fundamental instruction
• Homework Help & Tutoring: Assistance for all boys and girls participating in Academy programs. (Program oversight and staff provided by the University of Cincinnati College Of Education.)

Registration
All prospective participants must visit the Academy for a quick evaluation prior to registering for a program. To schedule an evaluation, please contact the Academy at 513-765-5000 or redsyouthacademy@reds.com with any questions. Evaluation sessions are scheduled for eight dates in September and October. 

Offseason programs begin in October and operate through March.

P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy
2026 E. Seymour Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45237 
(513) 765-5000
redsyouthacademy@reds.com
www.reds.com/Academy
Academy hours: 3 to 9 p.m. (closed Friday)
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Friday)

The Reds Youth Academy is also available for daytime rental until 3 p.m. to host corporate or private events.

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Swing For Your Seats October 6

Homer To Win 2019 Season Tickets

The Cincinnati Reds are inviting current and prospective season ticket members to the third annual "Swing for your Seats" at Great American Ball Park on Saturday, Oct. 6. 

Fans who put down a deposit on a renewal or new season ticket membership for the 2019 season will have the opportunity to take three swings on the field at GABP. 

The Cincinnati Reds are inviting current and prospective season ticket members to the third annual "Swing for your Seats" at Great American Ball Park on Saturday, Oct. 6. 

Fans who put down a deposit on a renewal or new season ticket membership for the 2019 season will have the opportunity to take three swings on the field at GABP. 

If a participant hits a home run, they receive their 2019 Season Ticket Membership for free, up to a $10,000 value.

Swing for your Seats details:
• The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 beginning at 9 a.m. 
• Each participant will receive three (3) pitches
• An automatic pitching machine will be used 
• Deadline is Oct. 1, 2018 to place minimum 25% deposit on a 2019 Season Ticket Membership
• Eligible season ticket plans include 20-game, half season and full season (up to $10,000 value)

Additional prizes for participants include:
• Hit the outfield wall on the fly to win a complimentary luxury suite for up to 16 guests for a game during the 2019 season. 
• Various targets will be set up in the outfield for other opportunities to win Reds prizes.

Full event details and information on how to place the required deposit are available at reds.com/swing or by calling 513-765-7500.

At the previous "Swing for your Seats" events in 2016 and 2017, a total of four winners hit home runs to win season tickets.  

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