The Cincinnati Reds have named Buddy Bell as the club’s new vice president and senior advisor to general manager Dick Williams, according to the team.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to add Buddy to our front office,” said Williams. “He has longstanding ties to Cincinnati and experience in all facets of the game – as a player, as a coach and manager as well as a variety of front office roles. He is a well-rounded resource that we can all draw upon. We welcome him home to Cincinnati.”

The 66-year-old Bell played for the Reds from 1985 through 1988 and eventually joined their front office as a minor league field coordinator in 1999. However, for the last 14 years, Bell had been working for the Chicago White Sox, including serving the last five years as the team’s vice president and assistant general manager.