CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds have filled out their coaching staff for first-year manager Bryan Price, hiring former Pirate Jay Bell as their bench coach.
Bell was the Pirates' hitting coach last season, when they beat the Reds in a one-game wild card playoff. He was the bench coach for Bob Melvin in Arizona for five years.
The Reds also hired Don Long as their hitting coach Wednesday. Long spent the last three seasons with Atlanta as a minor league hitting coordinator. He also spent three years as the Pirates' hitting coach.