Rounding out the naming of the 2019 Cincinnati Reds Minor League staff, the Reds announced the coordinators and roving instructors.
For the most part, the staff is the same as it was last year. Chris Tremie is taking over as the field coordinator for the system. We found out about that back in November. Tremie had spent the last 13 seasons working for the Cleveland Indians as a manager in their farm system. He managed at every level, and had spend the last six seasons as the Triple-A manager.
Earlier this week we reported that Tony Fossas would be returning as the pitching coordinator after reports that while he would be staying in the organization, it may have been in a different role. Milt Thompson is also returning as the hitting coordinator. It will be his third year serving as the Reds hitting coordinator. Corky Miller is also returning as the catching coordinator on the farm system. Frank Pfister returns as the mental skills coach, too.
Billy Hatcher is taking over as the outfield and baserunning coordinator. Those used to be two different jobs, held by Darren Bragg (outfield) and Delino DeShields (baserunning). Bill Doran, who previously served as the field coordinator, has moved into the role of a special assistant to the general manager, player performance role. He joins three others who return to the same role: Eric Davis, Barry Larkin, and Mario Soto. And out in Goodyear, James Baldwin returns as the rehabilitation coach. It’s his fourth season in the role, and fourth season with the Reds.