Cincinnati signed Manager Bryan Price to a contract extension that runs through next season and includes an option for 2018, the club announced Friday.
The entire Reds coaching staff also received new contracts for 2017.
While the Reds have been rebuilding and as a result haven’t had much success this season, they are just a game under five-hundred since the All-Star Break. They set a major league record for home runs allowed, though, and went 32-57 before the break.
Price initially served as Cincinnati’s pitching coach before being promoted in 2013. He has a career 207-268 record entering play Saturday.
Though the Reds have struggled as a result of both rebuilding and injuries, the front office clearly was open to overlooking Price’s record this season. The Reds might not necessarily be built to compete next season, either, which might explain the club option for 2018.
The Reds enter play Saturdat at 67-93.