Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty said, "The Reds family and all of baseball mourn the passing of Bob Forsch. He spent his entire life in baseball and touched many people both inside and outside the game. Over the last few seasons, he played an important part in the development of our young players. Our baseball operations staff and the players he touched will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his immediate and baseball families."