Riggleman named 3B coach
The Reds promoted Jim Riggleman to third base coach on the Major League team from his previous post as manager of Triple-A Louisville, it was announced on Monday.
Riggleman, 62, will be the only new addition to manager Bryan Price’s coaching staff. He replaced Steve Smith, who was not retained after one season with Cincinnati.
A former Major League manager with the Nationals (2009-11), Mariners (2008), Cubs (1995-99) and Padres (1992-94), Riggleman joined the Reds organization in 2012. He spent one season managing at Double-A Pensacola and the last two seasons at Louisville.
This will be Riggleman’s first full-time on-field job in the Majors since resigned from managing the Nationals in June, 2011 because of a contract dispute. He has been in uniform for the Reds in some September games the past two seasons as an extra coach after rosters expanded.
**UPDATE: I talked to Riggleman about his new job. Read the story by clicking here: