The Atlanta Braves are still looking for a new pitching coach after parting ways with Chuck Hernandez at the end of the season. While they are reportedly taking their time and considering candidates both inside and outside the organization, potential names have been few and far between.
However, The Athletic’s David O’Brien reports that former Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price is a candidate for the job.
Bryan Price is a candidate for the #Braves pitching coach job. Fired as Reds manager in April, he was an accomplished pitching coach 13 years w/ Seattle, Ariz & Cincy before replacing Dusty Baker as manager in Oct. '13. Price, 56, was Baseball America's '07 MLB Coach of the Year— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) November 8, 2018
Price is also said to be drawing interest from other clubs including the Minnesota Twins.
Before taking over in Cincinnati, Price spent 13 years as a pitching coach in Seattle, Arizona and Cincinnati. He replaced Dusty Baker in 2013 as the team’s manager but was fired this past April.
The Braves have reportedly conducted interviews with other candidates and the search was said to be continuing at the GM meetings this week in San Diego. One internal candidate is thought to be Dom Chiti who is currently listed as the team’s Director of Pitching.