Towers, Schugel officially added

The Reds formally announced the additions of Kevin Towers and Jeff Schugel to the baseball operations department on Tuesday. Towers will be special assistant to the general manager in charge of player personnel while Schugel will be a special assistant/pro scout.

Towers, 53, was the D-backs GM for the past four seasons and the Padres GM from 1996-2009. He’s also a good friend of Reds GM Walt Jocketty. Towers had been connected to the Reds in a couple of weeks and was with the club in an unofficial capacity during the recent GM meetings. reported the hiring of Schugel a couple of weeks ago. The 53-year-old spent last season as a special assistant to former Braves GM Frank Wren and has 31 years in baseball overall.

Also — Reds VP of baseball operations Dick Williams is now the vice president and assistant general manager for the club.

Full story, and other front office moves are on the


Can they hit cleanup and play left field ?

I can hardly contain my excitement over these changes and additions. What a difference this will make in the teams performance. Makes a person want to run out and by season tickets.

This will free up WJ from the mundane stuff so he can go get an impact utility infielder. And a little more nap time.,

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