Phillies Hire Bryan Price as Pitching Coach

The new Phillies skipper has his pitching coach.

The Phillies announced Thursday the hiring of Bryan Price, who will join Joe Girardi's staff.

Price will the third pitching coach for the Phillies in the last three seasons. Rick Kranitz and Chris Young were let go after the 2018 and 2019 seasons, respectively. The Phillies had a 4.53 team ERA last season, 17th in baseball.

The 57-year-old Price managed the Cincinnati Reds from 2014-2018. Cincinnati went 279-387 during his tenure. He served as the pitching coach for the Mariners, Diamondbacks and Rays before taking the Reds job.

NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury and Corey Seidman had reported Monday that Price was a strong candidate for the position. Salisbury reported Wednesday that Price would get the job barring anything unforeseen.

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