April 23, 2008 / 5:14 PM / 9 years ago

Reds fire Krivsky, name Jocketty general manager

<p>Walt Jocketty watches the opening day ceremonies before the St. Louis Cardinals game in St. Louis, Missouri April 1, 2007. REUTERS/Tim Parker</p>

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General manager Wayne Krivsky was sacked by the struggling Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday and replaced by former St Louis Cardinals executive Walt Jocketty.

Club president Bob Castellini said in a news release that Jocketty would be promoted from his role as special advisor to become general manager and president of baseball operations.

Cincinnati have made a stuttering 9-12 start to the season and are battling to stay out of the National League Central division basement.

Jocketty spent the last 13 years in St Louis building the Cardinals into a National League powerhouse.

Under Jocketty the Cardinals won the NL Central division six times, the NL championship twice and the 2006 World Series.

Writing by Steve Keating in Toronto, editing by Ken Ferris

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