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Krall to lead Reds’ baseball operations department

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Apr 3, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A view of the stadium reflection in the Nike sunglasses on a Reds hat in the dugout in the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds vice president and general manager Nick Krall will oversee the team’s baseball operations department, the club announced Monday.

Krall, 42, takes over the duties previously performed by Dick Williams, who resigned on Oct. 7.

“We are excited for Nick to assume the lead over our baseball operations,” Reds CEO Bob Castellini said in a news release. “His hands-on approach as General Manager gives us the opportunity to reinstate that role as the top position in our baseball department and keep the years of hard work that happened under his purview producing stronger, more competitive teams.”

Krall spent 15 years working alongside Williams, including the last three seasons as general manager.

Krall is involved in all aspects of the Reds’ day-to-day operations, including administration, arbitration, contract negotiations, rules and waivers compliance and player acquisitions while also overseeing the scouting, analytics and player development departments.

The 2021 season will be his 19th in the organization.

Krall was hired by the Reds in 2003 to oversee the team’s advance scouting preparation. In 2008, he was promoted to assistant director of baseball operations, a position he held until 2013, when he was promoted to director of baseball operations. In 2014, he became senior director of baseball operations and served in that capacity until he was promoted to assistant GM in November 2015.

Cincinnati finished 31-29 in 2020 and lost to the Atlanta Braves in the National League wild-card series, the Reds’ first postseason appearance since 2013.

–Field Level Media