Report: Walt Jocketty expected to stay on as Reds GM

Aug 23, 11:04 AM

Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty, currently in the last year of his contract, is expected to ink a deal to stay on with the club after this season, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports

There have been some rumblings that Jocketty will look to relocate to Arizona and reunite with newly-minted Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa (Jocketty was GM of the St. Louis Cardinals while La Russa was manager, from 1996-2007), possibly taking up the GM position that many believe Kevin Towers will be removed from at season's end. 

According to Rosenthal, however, there hasn't been any indication that Jocketty wants out of Cincinnati, or that owner Bob Castellini wants him out. 

Jocketty took over as the Reds GM back in 2009, with the team coming off eight straight losing seasons, and by 2010 he'd helped turn them into a playoff team, the first time they'd been there in 15 years. They went on to make it again in 2012 and 2013, though they've yet to win a playoff series during Jocketty's tenure. 

This season, a slew of injuries, notably to first baseman and 2010 MVP Joey Votto, have dragged them to a 10-24 record after the All-Star break, all but sinking a promising campaign.