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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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Huffmon is a fourth-year communications student from Tiffin, Ohio. He often covers UC athletics. He interned at the Kentucky Speedway in the summer of 2019 and has written for the Plain Dealer and the Cincinnati Enquirer.