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The Cincinnati Reds announced David Bell, a former Major League Baseball (MLB) infielder, as the team’s 62nd manager Sunday morning. The deal is for three years, with a team option for a fourth.

Bell, 46, previously held positions with the Reds organization as the manager of former Double-A affiliate Carolina Mudcats (2008-2011) and Triple-A affiliate Louisville Bats (2011-12)

Bell has a wide-reaching Cincinnati network. He was born in the Queen City and graduated from Archbishop Moeller High School. His father is current Reds executive Buddy Bell, a five-time MLB All-Star third-baseman and six-time Gold Glove Award winner.

Prior to accepting the Reds job, Bell served as the St. Louis Cardinals bench coach (2015-17) and the vice president of player development for the San Francisco Giants (2017-18).

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Matt Huffmon has been with The News Record since 2018 as staff reporter, sports editor, and managing editor. He has bylines with The Plain Dealer/cleveland.com, and this summer, he will be a communications intern with Kentucky Speedway.