SF Giants round out coaching staff by adding former Reds manager as pitching coach

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The SF Giants rounded out the remainder of the coaching staff on Tuesday. Per a team announcement, former Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price has been hired as the pitching coach and Garvin Alston has been added as the bullpen coach.

SF Giants round out coaching staff by adding former Reds manager as pitching coach

With the coaching staff being finalized, it confirms that a trio of holdovers in Andrew Bailey, Antoan Richardson and Kai Correa will not return to the staff. Bailey is close to landing a new gig and Correa might not be too far behind.

Late last week, the Giants announced the bulk of the coaching staff. Matt Williams was hired as the team's third base coach and Pat Burrell was brought on as the hitting coach. There will still be some familiar faces, including Mark Hallberg, Justin Viele, and Alyssa Nakken.

However, new Giants manager Bob Melvin brought on some coaches he has a lot of experience with like Williams, Price, and Ryan Christenson. All three had been on the Padres' coaching staff or front office over the past two years while Melvin was at the helm.

Price comes with a ton of experience as a coach and has been a trusted advisor for Melvin at several stops. This includes stints as a pitching coach with the Seattle Mariners (2000-2005) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (2006-2009) as well as an advisor to the coaching staff in San Diego. Interestingly, Price also served as a pitching coach for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2019, but retired from full-time coaching after just one season. It appears that he is back and will be a key voice on Melvin's coaching staff.

Perhaps, Price's most notable stop was as the manager of the Reds during the mid 2010's. He managed the Reds in parts of five seasons during a lean time in Cincinnati. During his tenure, the Reds only won more than 70 games just once and he was fired after 18 games in the 2018 season.

Similar to Price, Garvin Alston has a lot of experience as both a pitching and bullpen coach. Plus, he has familiarity with many of the young Giants pitchers as he has served as the Sacramento River Cats' pitching coach since 2021. Prior to that, Alston worked in a variety of pitching roles for the Oakland A's, Diamondbacks, and Minnesota Twins.