CINCINNATI -- The Reds have filled out their coaching staff for first-year manager Bryan Price, hiring Antioch's Jeff Pico as pitching coach and former major leaguer Jay Bell as their bench coach.
Bell was the Pirates' hitting coach last season, when they beat the Reds in a one-game wild card playoff. He was the bench coach for Bob Melvin in Arizona for five years.
The Reds also hired Don Long as their hitting coach Wednesday. Long spent the last three seasons with Atlanta as a minor league hitting coordinator. He also spent three years as the Pirates' hitting coach.
Pico, a former Antioch High star, will fill Price's spot as pitching coach. Pico spent 11 seasons with Arizona. The 47-year-old played three seasons in the major leagues with the Chicago Cubs (1988-90).
The Reds staff also includes bullpen coach Mack Jenkins, first base coach Billy Hatcher, third base coach Steve Smith, catching coach Mike Stefanski and Freddie Benavides, who will focus on the infield.