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Delino DeShields #90

MANAGERIAL/COACHING CAREER: Delino DeShields is in his 11th season in the organization, his first on the Major League coaching staff...spent the previous 10 years in the Reds' player development system, including 8 seasons as a field manager...was hired by the Reds in January 2009 as the hitting coach at Rookie Billings, his first professional coaching position...the next season began an 8-year run as manager for the Reds' affiliates in Billings (2010), Class A Dayton (2011-2012), Class AA Pensacola (2013-2014) and Class AAA Louisville (2015-2017)...spent the 2018 season as the organization's roving bunting and base running instructor.

PLAYING CAREER: The former infielder played in 1,615 games over 13 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Expos, Dodgers, Cardinals, Orioles and Cubs...was Montreal's first-round draft pick in 1987, the 12th overall selection...3 years later made his Major League debut with the Expos and finished second to Atlanta's David Justice in the 1990 National League Rookie of the Year voting of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...finished his Major League career with a .268 batting average...his 463 career stolen bases rank 31st on Major League Baseball's all-time list since 1898, when the current stolen base rule was implemented.

PERSONAL: In 1987 graduated from Seaford (DE) High School, where he was first team All-State in football, baseball and basketball...was voted Delaware's Athlete of the Decade for the 1990s...wife's name is Michelle...they have 5 children: Delino Jr., Diamond, D'Angelo, Denim and Delaney...son Delino Jr. was selected by the Astros in the first round (8th overall) of the June 2010 first-year player December 2014 he was selected by the Rangers in the Rule 5 Draft and made his Major League debut in 2015...over his 4 Major League seasons, all with the Rangers, Delino Jr. has hit .244 with 82 stolen bases...daughter Diamond was selected by the Chicago Sky in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2018 WNBA Draft...she was a unanimous first team WNBA All-Rookie selection.