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NL Central Notes: Reds sticking with Price as manager

The Reds are struggling, but they're sticking with their manager for the rest of the season.

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Despite entering the All-Star break 25 games under .500 at 32-57, the Reds have no plans to fire manager Bryan Price.

Cincinnati relieved pitching coach Mark Riggins of his duties last week. The Reds starting rotation has an ERA of 5.29 and the bullpen stands at 5.73. Both of these marks are last in the majors.

"We don't anticipate any other changes," President of Baseball Operations Walt Jocketty told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I think he's done an excellent job. This has been a tough first half for anybody, but especially the manager trying to field a competitive club every night and piece together a pitching staff that has been broken most of the year."

The Reds are widely expected to be sellers at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. The players who remain on the roster will at least know their manager is staying put as well.

More from the NL Central:

  • Chase Anderson has not met expectations this season with Milwaukee. The Brewers traded Jean Segura to Arizona for Anderson in the offseason, but the right hander has a 5.44 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 17 starts this year.
  • Aledmys Diaz made the All-Star team this season, but the Cardinals still have questions about whether he is the franchise shortstop moving forward. Matt Carpenter, Jhonny Peralta, and Kolten Wong have all had their roles altered due to Diaz's production this season.
  • The Pirates have many roster decisions to make in the coming days. They're likely to make trades before the deadline, and have players returning from the DL.