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He's been replaced by Pat Kelly, a 51-year old veteran of the Reds' organization, who managed Double-A Chattanooga in 1993-94, and has managed a total of 12 pro teams since 1986.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.
…and besides that, I’ve now learned from one of the other guys on ASBCR that Ryan Freel is back and Chad Moeller has been designated for assognment (DFA).
Juan Castro, 15-day DL retroactive to Friday
Marcus McBeth optioned to Louisville
Jared Burton reinstated from DL
Ricky Stone DFA
Kirk Saarloos and Jeff Keppinger recalled from Louisville