Bell up for D-backs job
According to my colleague Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, the D-backs have confirmed they have eight candidates seeking to be their next manager.
Reds bench coach Jay Bell is on that list. From Steve:
— Bell, who played in the big leagues for 18 seasons, is currently the bench coach for the Reds after serving as the Pirates’ hitting coach last season. He played for the D-backs from 1998-2002 and also served as bench coach in Arizona under Bob Melvin from 2005-06 before taking a few years off to spend more time with his family. —
Bell was the right-hand man for first-year manager Bryan Price. If he were to move on and up, it would be interesting on how this affects Price and the coaching staff.