The Cincinnati Reds today announced that Vice President, General Manager Nick Krall will head the team’s baseball operations department.
Krall will assume the duties previously held by President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams, who resigned on October 7.
“We are excited for Nick to assume the lead over our baseball operations,” said Reds CEO Bob Castellini. “His hands-on approach as General Manager gives us the opportunity to reinstate that role as the top position in our baseball department and keep the years of hard work that happened under his purview producing stronger, more competitive teams.”
Krall spent 15 years working alongside Williams, including the last 3 seasons as general manager.
He is involved in all aspects of the day-to-day Major League operations, including administration, arbitration, contract negotiations, rules and waivers compliance and player acquisitions while overseeing the Reds’ scouting, analytics and player development departments.
The 2021 season will be Krall’s 19th in the organization. He was hired by the Reds in 2003 to oversee the team’s advance scouting preparation.
In 2008, he was promoted to Assistant Director of Baseball Operations, a position he held until 2013, when he was promoted to Director of Baseball Operations.
In 2014, Krall became Senior Director of Baseball Operations and served in that capacity until he was promoted to Assistant GM in November 2015.
During the 2001 and 2002 seasons, Krall worked for the Oakland Athletics in various departments, including baseball operations. He joined the A’s after an internship with the New Jersey Cardinals of the New York-Penn League.