Price press conference set
The Reds made it official and formally announced that Bryan Price is their new manager, the 61st in team history. A press conference to introduce Price is set for 3 p.m. ET at Great American Ball Park. I will be there, of course, and we’ll have full coverage on MLB.com and Reds.com.
Price, 51, was given a three-year contract through the 2016 season. Click here for the MLB.com story.
Here are some quotes from the Reds press release:
“I have spent a lot of time with Bryan since the season ended, and I was convinced after the first meeting he is the right person to help us move this organization forward,” general manager Walt Jocketty said. “We’ve all seen his work here with our pitching staff. He has proven himself to be an excellent communicator and leader and clearly is one of the most respected people not only in our clubhouse but in baseball in general.”
Reds CEO Bob Castellini said: “I am impressed with Bryan as a pitching coach, leader and person. We’re very confident he’ll take the helm as manager of the entire team and lead us in the right direction.”