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Reds manager Price once played for Maddon

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CINCINNATI -- Reds manager Bryan Price played for Rays manager Joe Maddon in the Minor Leagues when Maddon managed at Double-A Midland of the Texas League.

Price, a left-handed pitcher, recalled playing for Maddon.

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CINCINNATI -- Reds manager Bryan Price played for Rays manager Joe Maddon in the Minor Leagues when Maddon managed at Double-A Midland of the Texas League.

Price, a left-handed pitcher, recalled playing for Maddon.

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"It was great," Price said. "My first full season of professional baseball, I started in Midland playing for Joe. And I got absolutely obliterated in the Texas League and worked my way back to the California League.

"I don't think his memories of me are as good as mine were of him. Unfortunately, it was usually seeing him around the third or fourth inning when it was his second and last visit to the mound to come get me. I didn't pitch terribly well that first year for Joe."

Price added that "Joe is a wonderful guy to play for and a terrific person."

"He's very similar now to what I remember playing for 30 years ago," Price said.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com.

 

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