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Reds hire third base, assistant batting coaches

CINCINNATI (AP) New Reds manager David Bell added a pair of coaches to his staff on Monday, hiring J.R. House as the third base and catching coach and Donnie Ecker as assistant hitting coach.

They join pitching coach Derek Johnson and hitting coach Turner Ward.

House spent the last seven seasons in player development with Arizona. He has been a hitting coach, manager and field coordinator in the Diamondbacks' minor league system.

Ecker spent last season as hitting coach with the Angels' Triple-A team.

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Updated November 19, 2018

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