CINCINNATI 10/1/19 – Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams today announced that hitting coach Turner Ward will not return to manager David Bell’s coaching staff in 2020.
“Speaking for the organization, I want to thank Turner for the work he put in on our behalf,” Williams said. “As we reflected on this season, it became clear that we lacked the alignment we were seeking with our offensive approach.”
Before he was hired by the Reds in November, Ward, 54, spent the previous 3 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers as their hitting coach. He was on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Major League staff from 2013-2015, first as an assistant hitting coach and then the last 2 years there as hitting coach.