Reds President of Baseball Operations steps down

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Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams has stepped down.

Williams, who joined the club’s front office in 2006 informed the team of his decision back in August.

Williams released a statement:

“I don’t expect everyone to understand my choice, but my situation is unique. I have a family business other than the Reds that also means a lot to me. I have four young kids that I need to spend more time with. I have had an exhilarating 15 years and we have given our teams some great opportunities to win it all. The ultimate prize has eluded us, and I harbor more disappointment than anybody can possibly imagine but I have thrived on the thrill of the chase.”

The Reds reached the postseason four times under Williams and won NL Central Division titles in 2010 and 2012.

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