Bryan Price interviewed to replace Ozzie Guillen as Marlins manager last week, but John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds pitching coach has now withdrawn his name from consideration.
He’ll remain in Cincinnati after previously signing a contract extension with the Reds.
Meanwhile, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald the Marlins aren’t finished interviewing candidates and plan to bring in some other options in addition to Mike Redmond and Larry Bowa. Brad Ausmus already turned down a chance to interview for the job and Spencer speculates that Redmond is the current favorite.
Tigers GM Al Avila said on Tuesday, via MLB.com’s Jason Beck, that there’s been significant headway made in the quest to trade second baseman Ian Kinsler. He said, “We’ve gotten to the point where names have been exchanged. We just can’t agree.”
Kinsler, 35, is in the last year of his contract with the Tigers, earning $10 million for this coming season. In 2017, the veteran batted .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, and 90 runs scored in 613 plate appearances.
It’s not known yet which team (or teams) have gotten far in discussions with the Tigers, but the Angels have been suggested as a good fit given their need for a second baseman.