CINCINNATI (AP) _ Former Cincinnati Reds infielder Bill Doran was hired as the team's director of player development Thursday to replace Buddy Bell, who quit and became manager of the Colorado Rockies.

Doran has spent the past five years as the Reds' minor league field coordinator.

Doran, 41, hit .286 during a 12-year career with Houston (1982-90), Cincinnati (1990-92) and Milwaukee (1993). He led NL second basemen in fielding percentage in 1987 (.992) and 1988 (.987).