Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cincinnati Reds will name pitching
coach Bryan Price as their new manager on Tuesday, according to a report by
the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Price will take over for Dusty Baker, who guided the Reds to the playoffs
three times in the last four years, including a wild card appearance this
season after a 90-72 campaign. The team, however, dropped a 6-2 decision at
Pittsburgh in the wild card game.
In his six seasons at the helm, Baker posted a record of 509-463. The Reds won
division titles in 2010 and 2012, but lost in the Division Series each year
and had a postseason mark of 2-7 under Baker.
The 2012 Reds won 97 games and built a 2-0 series lead over San Francisco in
the NLDS, but lost the next three games at home for a stunning collapse. Baker
still received a two-year extension through 2014 after the season.
Price has been the Reds' pitching coach since 2010. Before joining Cincy,
Price spent 10 years as the pitching coach of the Seattle Mariners and Arizona
Reds Triple-A manager Jim Riggleman was the only other candidate for the
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