July 3, 2007
More Heads Rolling In Cinci
Bucky Dent has been dismissed as the Reds' bench coach.
He's been replaced by Pat Kelly, a 51-year old veteran of the Reds' organization, who managed Double-A Chattanooga in 1993-94, and has managed a total of 12 pro teams since 1986. Kelly was most recently a scout for the Braves. As a player, he was very briefly a catcher for the Blue Jays, and also played minor league ball with the Angels, Braves and White Sox organizations.
Also, roving outfield instructor Ed Napoleon has resigned.
Napoleon was a close friend of Jerry Narron and according to the Reds' official site, declined an offer to remain in the organization.