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Athletics denied permission to interview Reds pitching coach Bryan Price

Oct 15, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

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Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that the Athletics were denied permission to interview Reds pitching coach Bryan Price.

The Athletics are currently seeking a replacement for Ron Romanick, who was fired following his first season on the job. Bob Melvin, who took over for Bob Geren in June and just inked a three-extension to remain A’s manager, is expected to have more input on the hiring of the next pitching coach.

The interest in Price makes perfect sense, as Melvin knows him well from their time together with the Mariners and the Diamondbacks. However, because Price still has one year left on his multi-year contract with the Reds, the Athletics will have to look in another direction.

  1. metalhead65 - Oct 16, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    good thing the reds said no,after the amazing season their pitchers had it would be a shame if the guy who helped them achieve it was allowed to leave.wait a min. what did he do that was so valuable again? there has to be somebody better out there let him leave already!

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