Bryan Price will return as the Reds manager in 2018, multiple sources have told The Enquirer.

Price was on a one-year deal with an option for 2018. Although his contract had a clause that required the Reds to tell him about the option by Sept. 2, he was informed in July that he would be the manager of the team next season.

"I think everybody that's here with the staff is really complete convicted in what we're doing and seeing this through to the other side — we want to be here when the team turns the corner and we're talking about playing baseball in October again," Price said following Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Pirates. "Nobody wants to bail on this. We want this. First of all, I'm really fortunate to have the opportunity to come back for a fifth year. The win-loss with me is not great in my time here, my four years, but I think we're handling adversity and handling it well. I think the players are responding to the staff and what we're doing. They like playing together and they're a good bunch. I think we have a lot better days ahead."

The Reds are 58-78 following Saturday's loss, but for the second straight season have shown improvement in the second half. This year they are 17-15 beginning July 30.

The Reds' season has been marked by injuries to its pitching staff since Homer Bailey had elbow surgery days before the team reported to spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., in February.