Reds Hire Bryan Price as Pitching Coach
CINCINNATI (AP) -Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitching coach Bryan Price has been hired for the same position with the Cincinnati Reds.
He replaces Dick Pole, who was fired on Oct. 2 as the only change on manager Dusty Baker's staff.
Price has spent the last 10 years as a pitching coach in the majors. He was with Arizona from 2006 until May 8, when he resigned after manager Bob Melvin was fired. Price also spent six seasons with the Seattle Mariners.
Price was a pitcher in the Angels' and Mariners' minor league systems before he started coaching with Seattle.
The Reds are coming off their ninth straight losing season, their worst stretch in a half-century.
Unlike most other team sports, in which teams usually have an equivalent number of players on the field at any given time, in baseball the hitting team is at a numerical disadvantage, with a maximum of 5 players and 2 base coaches on the field at any time, compared to the fielding team's 9 players. For this reason, leaving the dugout to join a fight is generally considered acceptable in that it results in numerical equivalence on the field, and a fairer fight.