Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start to season

The Reds have given Bryan Price the quick hook.

The team announced on Thursday that it has fired its manager along with pitching coach Mack Jenkins after a 3-15 start to the season.

Bench coach Jim Riggleman has been named the interim manager, while Triple-A Louisville manager Pat Kelly takes over as bench coach and Double-A Pensacola pitching coach Danny Darwin joins the major-league staff. The team said it will conduct a search for a permanent manager “later in the year.”

Price, who was in his fifth season with the Reds since replacing Dusty Baker in 2014, leaves Cincinnati with a 279-387 record. He was hired as pitching coach before the 2010 season.

Bryan Price is the first MLB manager to be fired this season.

Bryan Price is the first MLB manager to be fired this season.

(Gene J. Puskar/AP)

The last-place club has lost 10 of its last 11 games and trails the division-leading Pirates by nine games in the NL Central. The Reds are the first team to fire its manager this season.

Cincinatti has finished at the bottom of its division for three straight seasons and hasn’t made the playoffs since 2013.

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