Former Reds manager is returning to the dugout after 3-year absence

Bryan Price managed the Cincinnati Reds from 2014-2018.
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price / David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Bryan Price, who's probably most well-known for his tenure as the Cincinnati Reds manager from 2014-2018, will join Bob Melvin's staff out in San Francisco.

Price was named the Giants pitching coach, a role with which he's very familiar. Price was Cincinnat's pitching coach from 2000-2013, but before that, held the same title with the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks.

In 2020, Price landed a job as the Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach before settling into an advisor's role with the San Diego Padres for the past two seasons. But it appears as though Price has the itch to coach once again and will follow Melvin to the Bay Area.

Former Reds manager Bryan Price has a new gig

The San Francisco Giants fired Gabe Kapler after the team fell out of the MLB Postseason race this past season. The Giants finished fourth in the National League West behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and San Diego Padres.

The Giants and former Padres manager Bob Melvin had a long-shared mutual interest. San Francisco received permission from their southern California rival to interview Melvin for the vacany and hired the veteran skipper rather quickly.

Bryan Price will take over for former pitching coach Andrew Bailey and will inherit a relatively veteran-laden rotation with pitchers like former Cincinnati Reds hurler Anthony DeSclafani as well as Alex Cobb. The Giants also have one of the best pitchers in the NL in Logan Webb.

San Francisco is also likely to invest heavily in the free agent market this offseason. Some big names like Blake Snell, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, and Jordan Montgomery could be on the Giants' radar.

While most Reds fans will likely remember Bryan Price for his profanity-laced tirade during in clubhouse interview with beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans, the former skipper never really had a talented roster during his entire tenure as the manager in Cincinnati.