Bonifay, Squires, Quirk join Reds staff
By Hal McCoy | Thursday, November 13, 2008, 11:42 AM
The Cincinnati Reds are set to announce, probably late this afternoon, the addition of three top-notch front office people.
General manager Walt Jocketty confirmed this morning to The Dayton Daily News that he has hired Cam Bonifay, Mike Squires and Jamie Quirk.
They are additions and there are no substractions.
Bonifay and Squires will become special assistants to the general manager and Quirk will be a pro scout with additional duties as directed by Jocketty.
“What excites me is that we are, more and more, adding quality pelople to our staff,” said Jocketty.
Bonifay, a former general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, was hired by Jocketty in 2006 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Before that Bonifay worked fivle years for the Tampa Bay Rays, “Helping to put together that young team that played in the World Series,” said Jocketty. “He is an excellent baseball person.”
Quirk comes from the Colorado Rockies and Jocketty said, “He played for me when I was in Oakland and I’ve followed his career. He is a good baseball man. He’ll be a pro scout, but we’ll have him at spring training and we’ll also have him doing some field work.”
Squires was a long-time associate with Jocketty during his days with the Cardinals and is highly respected in the industry.