Doran, Browning named
The named Bill Doran minor league infiled/baserunning coordinator and named Tom Browning extended spring training and Billings pitching coach.
Browning had been part of the organization on an informal basis the last couple of years. Doran had spent the last two years as Buddy Bell's bench coach in Kansas City.
Needless to say, these are two guys you want in the organization.
Here's Rob Butcher's Hot Stove release:
TODAY’S NEWS: Today the Reds named Bill Doran minor league infield/baserunning coordinator and Tom Browning pitching coach at extended spring training and rookie Billings...Doran, a Cincinnati native and resident, was an instructor in the Reds’ minor league system from 1995-August 1999, was minor league field coordinator from August 1999-November 1999, was director of player development from November 1999-September 2000, was a special assistant to the general manager during the 2000 season and was the club’s Major League first base coach in 2001...he spent the last 2 seasons as bench coach in KC under manager Buddy Bell...Browning previously worked for the Reds during Major League spring training camp as an instructor.
STARS & STRIKES FOR KIDS: Ken Griffey Jr.’s Stars & Strikes For Kids Celebrity Bowl, held in September at AMF Kingpin Lanes on Beechmont Road, raised $100,000 to benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
UPCOMING EVENTS: From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. tomorrow, Reds Hall of Famers Tom Browning and Lee May will sign autographs at the Furniture Fair location in Fairfield (7200 Dixie Highway, 513-874-5553)...beginning tomorrow, fans can visit any Greater Cincinnati Furniture Fair store and receive 4 free tickets to visit the PETE exhibit at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, while supplies last...no purchase is required.