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Jody Davis Returns to LouisvilleKY as Bats Manager

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Cincinnati Reds have announced that Jody Davis will manage the Louisville Bats for the 2019 season, becoming the 21st manager in franchise history. Davis compiled a 69-68 record in 2018 as manager of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, then Double-A affiliate of the Reds. Davis returns to Louisville after spending two seasons as hitting coach for the Bats under managerDelino DeShields from 2016-17. Returning to the Louisville coaching staff for 2019 are pitching coach Jeff Fassero, who returns for his fourth season, hitting coach Leon “Bull” Durham, returning for his second season, as well as bench coach Dick Schofield, who took over as Bats manager on…


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Reds Caravan arrives in LouisvilleKY on January 26th

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Adam Duvall and Tim Adleman will headline the annual Reds Caravan stop at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, January 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. Minor League right-handed pitcher, Sal Romano, completes the player lineup. The event is free and open to the public. Other Reds personnel visiting Louisville Slugger Field include manager Bryan Price, broadcasters Jeff Piecoro and Chris Welsh, Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning, senior director of player development Jeff Graupe and mascot Mr. Red. Duvall, 28, played in a career high 150 games for the Reds last season. The 2016 All-Star and Home Run Derby participant hit 33 home runs, tied for the sixth most in the…


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Bats manager, pitching coach to stay in Louisville KY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Bats manager Delino DeShields and pitching coach Ted Power will return to the team’s field staff for the 2016 season. They will be joined by new hitting coach Jody Davis and new trainer Steve Gober. DeShields, 46, will skipper the Bats for his second season following the promotion of former Bats manager Jim Riggleman to the Reds’ staff. Louisville finished third in the International League West at 64-80 in 2015 in DeShields’ first campaign. The 2016 season will be his eighth overall in the Cincinnati Reds’ organization and seventh as a manager. DeShields has also managed at Double-A…


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Louisville Slugger Museum to open new Reds exhibit

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is excited to announce a new special exhibition Cincinnati Reds Legends, that will run August 8th through November 1st, 2015. The special exhibit, which will be displayed in the museum’s back gallery, is an art exhibit featuring the works of Chris Felix, Scott Hannig and Donnie Pollard specially created for the book Cincinnati Reds Legends, by author Mike Shannon. Felix and Shannon will participate in a book signing and Q&A session to celebrate the opening of the exhibit, beginning at 1 p.m. on August 8th. More than a dozen portraits of legendary Cincinnati…


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With Bell, Reds Put an End to Sweet Era

In the baseball bidness, no one manages the same minor league team for 7 years. But Rick Sweet’s lengthy tenure here was marked by some remarkable teams and an excellent product.  No one had any complaints about Sweet’s skills as a minor league manager. He was signed to a contract already for next year, and in his post-season interview talked about how excited he was about coming back. Which is why it was so surprising when the Louisville Bats’ parent organization, the Cincinnati Reds, announced today that David Bell will be the team’s manager next year. Sweet, according to Bats’…