David Bell's return to the Giants could be short.
The 12-year MLB infielder was named the Giants' vice president of player development on Oct. 12, 2017. Less than one year later, Bell reportedly is being eyed for another position by a different team.
Bell is one candidate in a handful of names the Reds are looking at as their next manager, according to Jon Heyman.
Bell, 46, has previous managerial experience with the Reds, just not their major league squad. Bell spent three seasons, 2009 to 2011, as the Reds' Double-A manager. He was promoted to Triple-A manager for the 2012 season before being named the Cubs' third base coach in 2013. Bell also served as the Cardinals' assistant hitting coach from 2014 to 2016.
Family ties actually might place Bell above the other candidates hoping to be the next Reds manager. David's legendary father, Buddy, currently works in the Reds' front office.
"He’s got a really strong base of experience and background and understanding of the game, and he has a passion for the game and working with young players," former Giants GM Bobby Evans said when San Francisco hired Bell.
Bell spent the 2002 season as the Giants' starting third baseman and hit 20 home runs, one off his career high. He scored the game-winning run in the NLCS that year to send the Giants to the World Series, where they lost to the Angels in seven games.