Thursday, January 23, 2014

Reds announce addition of two more assistant coaches to 2014 staff

The coaching staff makeover is virtually complete.

On Thursday, the Reds announced the additions of Lee Tinsley and Sean Marohn to the 2014 coaching staff. Tinsley takes over for Ronnie Ortegon, who accepted a new position in the Atlanta Braves organization. Tinsley, 44, will serve as the team's assistant hitting coach.

Aside from helping out with hitting, Tinsley will also be tasked to assist with outfield play and baserunning, according to general manager Walt Jocketty.

Tinsley, a Shelbyville, Ky. native, was drafted in the first round of the 1987 amateur draft, and played five seasons in the major leagues with the likes of the Red Sox, Mariners, and Phillies.

Meanwhile, Marohn takes over the void left behind by Matt Krause, who took the same position with The Evil Empire the New York Yankees back in December. Marohn has been with the Reds since 2005 working as their minor league strength and conditioning coordinator. So, the move is essentially a promotion for the University of Tennessee alumnus.

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