Reds add Jay Bell as bench coach, Long for hitting
The Reds have filled out their coaching staff for first-year
manager Bryan Price, hiring former Pirate Jay Bell as their bench
Bell was the Pirates’ hitting coach last season, when they beat
the Reds in a one-game wild card playoff. He was the bench coach
for Bob Melvin in Arizona for five years.
The Reds also hired Don Long as their hitting coach Wednesday.
Long spent the last three seasons with Atlanta as a minor league
hitting coordinator. He also spent three years as the Pirates’
Jeff Pico will fill Price’s spot as pitching coach. Pico spent
11 seasons with Arizona.
The staff includes bullpen coach Mack Jenkins, first base coach
Billy Hatcher, third base coach Steve Smith, catching coach Mike
Stefanski and Freddie Benavides, who will focus on the infield.