Reds give GM Walt Jocketty two-year extension

Saturday September 27th, 2014

The Reds and general manager Walt Jocketty have agreed to a two-year extension, the team formally announced on Saturday.

"I'm fully committed to trying to get this team back into the postseason, because I think we're good enough to do that with a little bit of help here. I think our ownership certainly deserves it and our fans deserve it," Jocketty said, according to

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Jocketty's contract was set to expire after this season. He has been the team's general manager since 2008, and the Reds have three playoff appearances since then. But Cincinnati is in fourth place in the NL Central this season at 74-86 with two games to play.

The Reds' three playoff appearances came under Dusty Baker, who was fired after the team's Wild Card Game loss to the Pirates last season and replaced with pitching coach Bryan Price.

Cincinnati has been beset by injuries, including a knee injury that limited first baseman Joey Votto to 62 games.

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