Miguel Cairo Joins Reds Front Office
Veteran infielder Miguel Cairo has joined the Reds front office in a role that apparently ends his playing career. The Reds GM Walt Jocketty announced that Cairo has joined the baseball operations staff as a Special Assistant to the GM. During Spring Training Cairo will serve as an instructor for Major and Minor League camps.
Cairo, 38, spent the 2010-12 seasons with the Reds, contributing in a utility role. In a 17-year career that includes stints with nine teams (Blue Jays, Cubs, Rays, Cardinals, Yankees, Mets, Mariners, Phillies, and Reds), he has a .264/.314/.361 batting line. Cairo earned approximately $10MM as a player, including $1MM per season for 2011-12.