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 landed Price's services.
Matt Gelb of the Athletic broke the news:
The Phillies have hired Bryan Price as pitching coach, sources told @TheAthleticMLB. Price turned down offers from at least two other teams — Arizona and San Diego. He was coveted this month.— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) October 31, 2019
The Phillies officially announced the move on Thursday.
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.