per the Reds sight
CINCINNATI -- The Reds hired former Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty on Friday as a special advisor to owner/chief executive officer Bob Castellini.
According to a Reds press release, Jocketty "will advise and assist Castellini in every facet of baseball operations, including matters related to the front office, Major League field and support personnel, scouting and Minor League and international operations along with training and medical services."
Jocketty spent the last 13 seasons as GM with St. Louis, where Castellini was a minority stakeholder before he bought the Reds. The Cardinals relieved Jocketty of his duties after last season.
During Jocketty's tenure, the Cardinals went to the postseason seven times and won the 2006 World Series. He was named Major League Baseball's Executive of the Year by The Sporting News in 2000 and 2004 and by Baseball America in 2000.