BY JOHN FAY | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joe Morgan is back in the fold - if only for one night.
Reds CEO Bob Castellini said the Hall of Famer has agreed to attend the annual dinner for the players in Sarasota Feb. 21.
Castellini has made a concerted effort to get the team's former stars to return to the Reds.
Johnny Bench, a special assistant to the GM, has been heading the effort. Castellini was keen on getting Morgan to participate in some way.
"He's going to be on assignment for ESPN in Florida," Castellini said, "and he's going to come down for the day."
Tom Browning and Mario Soto will be guest instructors at spring training. Ted Power and Mike LaCoss have been hired to work in the minor leagues.
Castellini has hoping for other big names as well.
"We'd like to get Tony Perez and Barry Larkin back," he said. "They're icons."
Perez works for the Florida Marlins and Larkin works for the Washington Nationals.
"If they become available, we're interested," Castellini said.