Jocketty Replaces Krivsky in Cincinnati

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Cincinnati (AP) Off to their worst start in five years, the Reds have fired General Manager Wayne Krivsky and replaced him with former St. Louis GM Walt Jocketty.

Krivsky, who was hired before the 2006 season and was in the final year of his contract, had to know his job was in jeopardy when owner Bob Castellini hired Jocketty as a special consultant in
January. The two were friends from Castellini's days in the Cardinals' ownership group.

Jocketty is the team's fourth general manager in six years. The reds also have been through two owners, four managers and an interim manager during that span.

Cincinnati is 9-and-12 and started the day five-and-a-half games back of the first-place Chicago Cubs in the National League Central standings.