Report: Phillies to Name Price Pitching Coach
Former Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price got a lot of attention this offseason. As many as four teams were interested in Price as their pitching coach: The San Diego Padres, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Boston Red Sox, and the Phillies. The Phillies were the ones who appear to have landed Price's services.
No official announcement has been made.
Price comes to the Phillies with an extensive amount of experience as a pitching coach. Price first was pitching coach for the Seattle Mariners from 2000 to 2006. Larry Bowa was on the coaching staff with him 2000 before being named Phillies manager. Price then moved to the Diamondbacks for 2007 through 2009 before joining the Cincinnati Reds in 2010.
The Reds promoted Price to manager after Dusty Baker was fired. Before Price took the managerial job with the Reds, there were rumors that the Phillies were interested in Price's services as pitching coach. The Phillies instead hired Bob McClure.
The Phillies remain on the hunt for a hitting coach.