LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Cincinnati Reds announced Friday, April 20 that Dick Schofield (pictured) has been named interim manager for the Class AAA Louisville Bats.
Schofield, who was serving as Louisville’s bench coach, replaces Pat Kelly, who managed the first 10 games of the 2018 season for Louisville, compiling a 4-6 record. Kelly was recently promoted to bench coach for the Cincinnati Reds.
The Reds also announced Darren Bragg will take over Schofield’s previous role as Louisville’s bench coach. Bragg is in his 12th season in the organization and was in his 10th as outfield coordinator at the time of his transfer to Louisville.
Schofield, who is in his sixth season in the organization, brings 3 seasons of managerial experience to the Louisville Bats, managing in the Reds organization from 2014-16. In 2014, Schofield led the Billings Mustangs (Rookie) to a 41-35 record and won the Pioneer League Championship. In 2015, the Mustangs went 37-38 and lost in the first round of the playoffs. Schofield last managed the Dayton Dragons (Class A) in 2016, leading the Midwest League club to a 47-93 record.
Most recently, Schofield spent 2017 as Class AA Pensacola’s bench coach before joining Louisville as its bench coach to begin the 2018 season. He returned to Pensacola last season after spending his first season in the Reds organization (2013) in Pensacola as hitting coach for the Blue Wahoos.
Schofield played 14 Major League seasons from 1983-96 for the California Angels (1983-92, ’95-96), New York Mets (1992), Toronto Blue Jays (1993-94) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1995). The former shortstop led the American League in fielding percentage 4 times, and hit a home run for the Angels in the 1986 American League Championship Series. He also earned a World Series ring with the 1993 Blue Jays.
Bragg played 11 Major League seasons from 1994-2004 for the Seattle Mariners (1994-96), Boston Red Sox (1996-98), St. Louis Cardinals (1999), Colorado Rockies (2000), New York Mets (2001), New York Yankees (2001), Atlanta Braves (2002-03), San Diego Padres (2003-04) and Cincinnati Reds (2004).
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