October 20, 2021

Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell gets two-year augmentation

The Cincinnati Reds and manager David Bell reported a two-year expansion of his agreement through 2023.

Bell, 49, concurred in October 2018 to a three-year contract that incorporated a team option for 2022. The Reds are 78-74 this season, third in the NL Central, and 184-190 under Bell.

“I think we’ve talked about this all year,” general manager Nick Krall said after Wednesday’s game against Pittsburgh was rained out. “He’s done a great job with the team we have right now, and it was natural to have him leading us forward. We got to the playoffs last year, and we’ve had a great run this year, and we still have a chance. He knows how to run a clubhouse, and he knows how to run a dugout.”

Cincinnati was cleared by Atlanta 2-0 in the first round of last year’s extended playoffs.

Gus Bell, the manager’s grandfather, and Buddy Bell, the manager’s…

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