Bryan Price hired as Reds manager
OCT 21, 2013 11:03p ET
Sources: #Reds hire Bryan Price as manager. Press conference tomorrow.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 22, 2013
Price, 51, has been the Reds' pitching coach for the past four seasons. During this time, the Reds have seen their pitching staff rank as one of the best in baseball.
Although rumors swirled that the Reds might go with a Hall of Famer such as Barry Larkin or a former player like Paul O'Neill, they are going with their in-house choice of Price. The Reds are having a press conference today at 3:00 P.M. introducing Price as the new manager.
Price will inherit a Reds team that went 90-72, although not quite reaching expectations of winning another National League Central Division title.
Price was suspected from the beginning as the frontrunner to take over for Dusty Baker.
The Reds fired Baker after a disappointing ending to the 2013 season, with the Reds losing their final five games of the season, including the NL wild-card game versus the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Price first joined a major league coaching staff in 2001 as pitching coach of the Mariners, a job he held for six seasons. He then was pitching coach with the Diamondbacks from 2007 until May 2009, when he resigned. He joined the Reds after that season.
He pitched five minor league seasons in the 1980s, in the Angels and Mariners organizations, and climbed as high as Triple-A.