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Report: Reds interview Pirates bench coach Tom Prince for manager's job

| Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Pirates bench coach Tom Prince hits infield practice before a game against the Yankees Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.  Prince was the acting mananger for the game.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates bench coach Tom Prince hits infield practice before a game against the Yankees Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Prince was the acting mananger for the game.

Tom Prince, who has spent 25 seasons in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and was manager Clint Hurdle’s bench coach the past two years, has interviewed for the Cincinnati Reds’ vacant managerial position, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Tuesday. Prince is one of 11 candidates who have received interviews.

Others who have interviewed are former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Jim Riggleman, who managed the Reds this season after Bryan Price was fired on April 19. The Reds started the season under Price 3-15 and finished with an overall record of 67-95, 23 1/2 games behind the National League Central champion Chicago Cubs.

Prince, 54, managed for 13 seasons in the minor leagues, most recently with the Pirates’ Double-A team in Altoona in 2015. He has an overall record of 434-407.

He played parts of 17 seasons in the majors, mainly as a catcher for the Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals.

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