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.”