Price joins Phillies organization

It didn’t take long for Bryan Price to find work.

The former D-backs pitching coach, who resigned last week when Bob Melvin was dismissed as manager, was named as a Minor League pitching consultant for the Phillies on Wednesday.

“We’re extremely pleased to bring Bryan’s wealth of pitching knowledge into our organization,” Chuck LaMar, the Phillies assistant general manager for player development and scouting said in a statement.

Price will work with some of the organization’s young pitchers as well as do some scouting of potential pitchers the team might want to acquire prior to the trade deadline.

One thing the 46-year-old made clear was that he is not looking to be disruptive in any way to the Major or Minor League staffs and that he views the job strictly as a five-month position that will take him through the fall Instructional League.

“I’m not going to be the guy that comes in and contradicts what the pitching coach has been telling a kid,” Price said. “I’m not going to step on any toes, I just want to assist in any way that I can and whatever way they want me to.”

Price joined the D-backs staff as pitching coach in 2006 after spending six seasons as pitching coach for the Mariners.

“I’m thankful for this opportunity,” he said. “I’m pleased to be working with some really good baseball people in Philadelphia. This is a great situation for me.”

4 Comments

good luck to you brian price. you did one hell of a good job while you were here. dback fan.

I agree, you did a great job in Arizona. I don’t think firing the manager is going to do any good with these guys.

good luck brian price, you did the best you could with what you had to work with,they should have shipped out byrnes so he could pursue his acting carrer. along with a few others .

Bryan, congrats on your new appointment and good luck for the future. I really hated to see you leave the D’backs but totally understand. You did a great job with the starting pitchers and I feel for their loss.

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