Red Sox narrow search for pitching coach to five

Bryan Price (center) was Reds manager from 2014-18. –john minchillo

The Red Sox are in the final stages of selecting a pitching coach, and according to a major league source, they have interviewed five candidates.

The only known candidate is former Reds manager and Reds, Diamondbacks, and Mariners pitching coach Bryan Price. He is the only person with experience as a big league pitching coach to interview for the position.

The Red Sox have interviewed both internal and external candidates, exploring the possibility of plucking a pitching coach from college baseball. Derek Johnson, now with the Reds, was hired from Vanderbilt by the Brewers after the 2015 season and the Twins hired Wes Johnson from Arkansas last winter.