Longtime MLB manager Jim Riggleman, 69, accepts post with independent minor league club

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Jim Riggleman was hired Wednesday as manager of the Billings Mustangs of the independent Pioneer League.

He takes over for Joe Kruzel, who left to become a minor league coordinator with the Los Angeles Angels.

Riggleman, 69, has a 726-904 record as manager of San Diego (1992-94), the Chicago Cubs (1995-99), Seattle (2008), Washington (2009-11), and Cincinnati (2015-18).

He also managed the Reds' Triple-A Louisville farm team (2013-14) and has been a coach for St. Louis (first base, 1989-90), Cleveland (third base, 2000), the Los Angeles Dodgers (bench coach, 2001-04), Seattle (bench coach, 2008), Washington (bench coach, 2009) and the New York Mets (2019).

Billings is scheduled to open its season on May 25 at the Missoula Paddleheads.