Miguel Cairo is back with the Reds…and this is actually a good thing!

Miguel Cairo will join the Reds’ baseball operations staff as a special assistant to the general manager.

Cairo will be in camp tomorrow. He’ll work as instructor with major leagues and minor leagues. Cairo, 38, played the final three years of his 17-year career with the Reds. He was the Reds’ recipient of the MLB Players Alumni Association’s Heart and Hustle Award in 2011.

Seems like Cairo will be a perfect fit for this sort of thing. By all accounts, he’s a great guy. Glad to have him in the organization (just not on the active roster anymore).