Ex-D-backs GM Towers hired by Reds as special assistant to GM

Kevin Towers was fired as GM of the Diamondbacks on Sept. 5 of this past season.

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CINCINNATI — The Reds hired former Arizona general manager Kevin Towers as a special assistant for player personnel on Tuesday.

Towers spent the last four years as general manager of the Diamondbacks. He also was general manager of the Padres from 1996-2009.

He replaces Bob Miller, who spent nine seasons with the Reds, most recently as vice president and assistant general manager to Walt Jocketty. Miller was hired by the Nationals as assistant general manager earlier this month.

The Reds also hired Jeff Schugel as a special assistant for pro scouting. Schugel was a special assistant with the Braves last season. He also has worked with the Twins, Rockies, Dodgers and Angels during a 31-year career.