Former Big Leaguer Delino DeShields Is the New Louisville Bats Manager
Former major league baseball player Delino DeShields will be the manager of the Louisville Bats in the 2015 season, the team announced Monday.
Last month, then-Bats manager Jim Riggleman was made the third base coach for the Cincinnati Reds, the Bats' major-league affiliate. Riggleman went 137-150 in two seasons in Louisville.
DeShields was the manager for the Reds' Double-A affiliate, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, for the past two seasons, according to the Bats. Pensacola went 119-159 under him. Louisville, the Reds' Triple-A affiliate, will be DeShields' fourth managerial stop in the Cincinnati system. He previously managed in Billings and Dayton.
DeShields is a former major league player. In Monday's announcement, the Bats said:
The Bats' 2015 season begins on April 9.