Former Phillies pitching coach comes out of retirement, hired by Padres
The Padres have announced a new addition Bob Melvin’s new coaching staff in San Diego. Former Phillies pitching coach Bryan Price has come out of retirement and is now the senior advisor to the Padres major-league coaching staff.
Bryan Price was named the pitching coach of the Philadelphia Phillies on October 31st, 2019, just 21 days after the firing of former manager Gabe Kapler. Joe Girardi was then hired on October 24th and brought Bryan Price on to his coaching staff just a week after his hiring.
Price spent just one season in the Phillies organization, which was the shortened 60-game season due to COVID-19. The Phillies pitching staff struggled in 2020, holding a collective 5.14 ERA, ranked 14th in the national league. They were also ranked 14th in innings pitched, 14th in hits, 12th in runs allowed, and 9th in HRs allowed.
Price could never really get the consistency going throughout the pitching room, but not all of those issues were his fault. He had guys like Brandon Workman and Jake Arrieta getting consistent innings, with Arrieta getting the ball every five days. The Phillies 2020 season was about as average as you can get, but the team never really had the talent to make a full run.
Price signed a three-year deal with the Phillies in 2019 to team up with Joe Girardi for the 2020 season but only made it through one year of his contract. Price spent his 2020 summer away from his family due to the pandemic, and when the season ended, Price said he “didn’t have it left in him”. He then retired from the game temporarily and is now back in major league baseball.
Now, Bryan Price has officially come out of retirement. He’s teaming up with the Padres and new manager Bob Melvin, as a senior advisor to the Padres major-league coaching staff.
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