Price as the Reds' pitching coach, 2011
|Cincinnati Reds – No. 38|
June 22, 1962 |
San Francisco, California
(through September 30, 2016)
Bryan Roberts Price (born June 22, 1962) is the manager of the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. After pitching in the minor leagues, Price has served as the pitching coach for the Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Cincinnati Reds before being named manager of the Reds. The Reds named Price the 61st manager in club history on October 22, 2013, replacing Dusty Baker.
Price attended Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California, and the University of California, Berkeley, where he played college baseball for the California Golden Bears baseball team. He pitched professionally in the California Angels and Seattle Mariners organizations for five seasons. He began his career with the Angels in 1984, making it as far as the Class AA Midland Angels. After his release in 1986, he took 1987 off and signed with the Mariners. He split two seasons between AA and the AAA Calgary Cannons. In his career, he compiled a record of 31–19 with a 3.74 ERA in 90 games, 75 for starts.
Price was the Seattle Mariners pitching coach from 2001–2006. Price earned USA Today Baseball Weekly 's Pitching Coach of the Year Award in 2001 after leading that staff to the American League ERA title with a 3.54 mark, an improvement of almost one run per game from the previous season.
Price was the Arizona Diamondbacks pitching coach until May 7, 2009, when he resigned after manager Bob Melvin was replaced by A. J. Hinch. Price was named Major League Coach of the Year by Baseball America in 2007 after his Diamondbacks staff posted a 4.13 ERA, fourth best in the National League, on the way to the National League Championship Series. He also worked for the Philadelphia Phillies as a minor league consultant.
Price was hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds on October 21, 2013, replacing Dusty Baker, and was publicly announced at a news conference on October 22. On September 26, 2014, the team announced that Price and Walt Jocketty would return for the 2015 season.
On April 20, 2015, Price went on angry, expletive-filled rant to a gathering of the Cincinnati media before a 6-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers over reporters leaking undisclosed developments about players that he believed would put his team at a competitive disadvantage. In particular, he was upset that a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter saw catcher Devin Mesoraco on his flight, and then tweeted the catcher wasn't available to play during a game in St. Louis because of injury. In the rant, Price used the variations of the f-word 77 times. The Cincinnati Enquirer's official website post an edited audio version of the rant but later removed it. The audio was later uploaded independently to the internet and re-posted by Deadspin. On October 3, 2015, it was announced that Price will remain as manager of the Reds for 2016.
- As of games managed on October 2, 2016.
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- "Reds name new pitching coach". News.cincinnati.com. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
- Kevin Draper (April 21, 2015). "Gannett Posts, Deletes Audio Of Reds Manager Saying "F***" 77 Times". Deadspin.
- "Bryan Price Managerial Record". Baseball Reference.