When Jim Riggleman abruptly walked away from his job as the Nationals’ manager last June, many within the industry openly wondered whether he would ever find an on-field job again. That speculation seems to have come to an end, as Mark Sheldon of MLB.com is reporting that the Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement to bring Riggleman aboard as the manager of their Double-A affiliate, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos of the Southern League. The Reds have yet to formally announce the hiring as some contract details have yet to be worked out.
Riggleman was 140-172 during his tenure as Nationals manager, including winning 11 of the final 12 games the team played before he resigned over the organization’s unwillingness to discuss a contract extension during the season. He has also managed for the Padres, Cubs, and Mariners in his career.