"Little Joe" Joins Staff

Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan has rejoined the Cincinnati Reds as a special adviser for baseball operations.

Morgan is the latest former Reds star to work with the ballclub. Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench has been a special consultant, and Eric Davis and Mario Soto work with current players as special assistants.

Ken Griffey Sr. also has been a special assistant in the player development department.

Morgan, 66, will support and assist in the development of the club’s community outreach and diversity initiatives while participating in the efforts of the Reds Community Fund and Reds Hall of Fame, including appearances at Rookie Success League and Match Program events, Hall of Fame inductions and other promotional activities. He will support the team’s rightsholders with visits on 700 WLW Radio and FOX Sports Ohio broadcasts.

Morgan was a key component on the Big Red Machine teams that won World Series in 1975-76. After retirement, he became an analyst for ESPN baseball telecasts.

Tags: Baseball Cincinnati Reds Eric Davis ESPN Joe Morgan Johnny Bench Ken Griffey Mario Soto Walt Jocketty

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