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Reds announce coaching changes

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The Reds announced the coaching staff for next season under manager Bryan Price on Thursday, and there will be at least two new faces.

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty announced that Mark Riggins has joined the team as pitching coach, and Tony Jaramillo will serve as the assistant hitting coach.

Riggins spent the last four years as the organization's minor league pitching coordinator, while Jaramillo was the hitting coach at Triple-A Louisville for the last three seasons.

Bench coach Jay Bell, pitching coach Jeff Pico and assistant hitting coach Lee Tinsley will not return to the Reds, according to Jocketty.

" We appreciate the hard work and dedication Jay, Jeff and Lee gave us the last two years," Jocketty said.

Several coaches will return, with some having new responsibilities. 

Bullpen and assistant pitching coach Mack Jenkins, hitting coach Don Long, Major League catching coordinator Mike Stefanski and bullpen catcher Dustin Hughes, will all return in the same capacity next season.

Jim Riggleman, formerly the third-base coach, will now serve as the bench coach. Billy Hatcher, the former first-base coach, will now coach third base and the team's outfielders. Freddie Benavides, who served as infield coach last season, will keep that responsibility and add first-base coach next year.

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