The Reds are bringing back Bryan Price as manager in 2016

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The Reds are currently riding a 13-game losing streak, their worst such streak since 1945, but the team isn’t making any changes in the dugout for next season. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty made it official this afternoon:

The Reds enter play today at 63-97 on the year. Depending on what happens with the Phillies (62-97), they have a chance to finish with the worst record in the majors. It seems like Price has been on thin ice ever since his profanity-laden tirade back in April, but the team’s disappointing season doesn’t fall completely on him. The Reds have relied mostly on a rookie starting rotation since the Johnny Cueto trade. Not surprisingly, things haven’t gone well.

Price owns a 139-183 (.432) record over two seasons since taking over for Dusty Baker as manager. He’s under contract through 2016.

Orioles option LHP Bruce Zimmermann to minors

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SARASOTA, Fla. – The Baltimore Orioles have optioned left-handers Bruce Zimmermann and Nick Vespi and reassigned infielder Lewin Díaz, left-hander Darwinzon Hernandez and catcher Mark Kolozsvary to minor league camp.

The Orioles announced the moves Monday.

Baltimore’s spring training roster now has 46 players.

Zimmermann made 13 starts last season. He went 2-5 with a 5.99 ERA.

The competition for rotation spots with the Orioles has been a significant story during spring training, but after the team acquired Cole Irvin and Kyle Gibson in the offseason – and with top prospect Grayson Rodriguez in the mix as well – there were a lot of pitchers Zimmermann needed to beat out.