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Pitching coach Bryan Price named new Reds manager

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CINCINNATI -- Pitching coach Bryan Price has been named the next manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

The Reds made the official announcement at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Price signed on for a three-year deal through 2016.

 "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," Reds 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."

Price is considered one of the best pitching coaches in baseball and has been with the Reds since 2010.

Price spent 10 years as a pitching coach with the Seattle Mariners and the Arizona Diamondbacks before working for the Reds.

He was also considered a front runner for the Mariners' managerial opening.

Price will take over for former manager Dusty Baker, who was fired three days after the team failed to beat the Pirates in the National League Wild Card game on Oct. 1, 2013.

"I am impressed with Bryan as a pitching coach, leader and person," Reds CEO Bob Castellini said. "We're very confident he'll take the helm as manager of the entire team and lead us in the right direction."

In a previous interview with 9 On Your Side, Jocketty said it was “a very difficult decision” to replace Baker but a change was necessary “to move the organization forward.”

Jocketty told 9 On Your Side Sports Director John Popovich the final-week collapse sealed Baker’s fate.

“Basically it was something that we had been talking about - just the way the team had been playing the last few weeks,” Jocketty said. “There were a number of other factors involved, but it was after losing the last six games and losing that playoff game when the final decision was made.”

Bryce Anslinger, 9 On Your Side reporter, contributed to this report. 


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