Bryan Price named Reds manager
The Monterey County Herald
Posted: 10/22/2013 10:51:14 PM PDT
Updated: 10/23/2013 12:26:51 AM PDT
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Reds stayed in-house for their next manager, giving pitching coach Bryan Price a three-year deal Tuesday to take the team deep into the playoffs.
The job carries enormous expectations for the 51-year-old Price
, who has been one of the most successful pitching coaches in the majors but has never managed at any level.
will be expected to keep Cincinnati winning deep into the playoffs in 2014 with the core of the team under contract.
Like Baker, he
has an even-keel personality.
Unlike Baker, he
comes to the job with no previous managing experience.
Price was a left-handed pitcher for six years in the minors, his career scuttled by elbow surgery.
He started his coaching career in Seattle's farm system and was the Mariners' pitching coach from 2000-05.