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Reds interview Bucs coach Prince for manager

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The Reds interviewed Pirates bench coach Tom Prince for their vacant managerial job, a source told MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.

Prince joins a long list of candidates in whom the Reds have expressed interest. Last week, they interviewed former Yankees manager Joe Girardi, former Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus and Giants vice president of player development David Bell, and they were scheduled to meet with Giants bench coach Hensley Muelens and Rays bench coach Charlie Montoyo this week.

The Reds interviewed Pirates bench coach Tom Prince for their vacant managerial job, a source told MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.

Prince joins a long list of candidates in whom the Reds have expressed interest. Last week, they interviewed former Yankees manager Joe Girardi, former Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus and Giants vice president of player development David Bell, and they were scheduled to meet with Giants bench coach Hensley Muelens and Rays bench coach Charlie Montoyo this week.

Interim manager Jim Riggleman, scout and former Red Sox manager John Farrell and three members of the coaching staff -- Billy Hatcher, Pat Kelly and Freddie Benavides -- are among the internal candidates for the job.

Reds president of baseball operations Dick Williams has said the organization hopes to name a permanent manager by the end of October. The Reds dismissed Bryan Price in April after four-plus seasons at the helm when the club got off to a 3-15 start this season.

Prince, a former big league catcher, has spent 35 years in professional baseball, including 24 with the Pirates. He was the Bucs' Minor League Field coordinator before joining Clint Hurdle's staff in October 2016.

He has 11 seasons of managerial experience in the Minors, and played 17 seasons in the Majors from 1987-2003 with the Pirates, Dodgers, Phillies, Twins and Royals.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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