David Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central. Bell signed a three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022. Cincinnati formally introduced Bell at a news conference on Monday. Cincinnati fired Bryan Price after a 3-15 start, and Jim Riggleman was the interim manager for the rest of the season. Bell was a minor league manager for the Reds from 2009-12, became the Chicago Cubs’ third base coach in 2013, St. Louis’ assistant hitting coach the following year and the Cardinals’ bench coach for the next three years. He was San Francisco’s vice president of player development last season.
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