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September 21, 2023

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Reds manager Baker completes staff

CINCINNATI – Reds manager Dusty Baker completed his staff yesterday by hiring Chris Speier as his bench coach, then immersed himself in learning the nuances of his new team.

He also got ready to do some recruiting.

Speier was Baker’s third base coach with the Chicago Cubs in 2005 and 2006, when the team changed managers after a last-place finish in the NL Central. They are also distant relatives – Baker’s nephew is married to Speier’s niece.

The 57-year-old Speier was primarily a shortstop during his 18-year career with San Francisco, Montreal, St. Louis, Minnesota and the Cubs, but played all four infield positions. Baker feels comfortable with his judgment and his talent for coaching infielders.

“That was a lot of it,” Baker said. “I trust him. He was my third base coach. And a lot of it was I need an infield guy. Him being an infield guy was very important.”

Also yesterday, Juan Lopez was hired as the bullpen coach. Lopez worked on Baker’s staffs when he managed the Giants and the Cubs.

The Reds hired Baker on Oct. 13, when he was working for ESPN. Baker completed his work for the station during the World Series and returned to his home near Sacramento, Calif., to devote himself full time to his new job. A package of information on Reds minor leaguers arrived at his home on Monday.

Baker kept up on the major leagues during his television stint, but has to learn about the Reds’ farm system.

“Quite frankly, some of the names I don’t know much about,” Baker said.

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