Reds add two more coaches to staff

Posted at 2:54 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 14:54:58-05

CINCINNATI -- The Reds have added two more coaches to David Bell's growing staff.

J.R. House is the new third base/catching coach and Donnie Ecker is the new assistant hitting coach, the team announced Monday.

House spent the past seven seasons filling various roles for the Arizona Diamondbacks' player development department. He also spent parts of five seasons playing in the majors for Pittsburgh, Houston and Baltimore after the Pirates selected him in the June 1999 free agent draft.

Ecker was Los Angeles Angels' AAA affiliate hitting coach last season. Before that, he was a hitting coach in the St. Louis Cardinals' player development department.

The Reds have been bringing on new coaches since they announced Cincinnati native David Bell as the team's new manager last month. They have picked up pitching coach Derek Johnson from the Milwaukee Brewers and hitting coach Turner Ward from the Dodgers.