Pitching coach Bryan Price will be named the 61st manager of the Reds at a press conference Tuesday. Price and general manager Walt Jocketty did not return phone calls Monday evening. Price replaces Dusty Baker who was fired after six seasons on the job. Price and Triple-A manager Jim Riggleman were the only confirmed candidates for the job.

Price has been the Reds' pitching coach since the 2010 season. Before coming to the Reds he spent 10 years as a big league pitching coach -- first with the Seattle Mariners (2000-2005) then with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2006-2009).

He began his coaching career in the Mariners' minor-league system. Price 51 never pitched in the majors.

He went 31-19 with a 3.74 ERA in the Angels' and Mariners' minor-leagues systems. He played at Cal Berkeley. He is still the all-time leader in innings pitched there.

Price has turned the Reds' pitching around. In his four years the club has finished seventh 12th third and fourth in the National League in ERA. In the three years before he arrived the club was seventh 13th and 15th.