Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price and pitcher Ross Ohlendorf were each suspended by Major League Baseball on Friday for their actions in Wednesday’s 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The league announced Price was fined and suspended for one game, and he will serve the suspension Friday. Ohlendorf received a three-game ban, but he will appeal.

Ohlendorf was ejected Wednesday for hitting Pirates infielder David Freese with a pitch after the benches were warned, and Price was tossed as well.

With Price out Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies, bench coach Jim Riggleman will serve as Cincinnati’s acting manager.

Riggleman has 12 years of managerial experience with the San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners and Washington Nationals, so the team will be in capable hands.

Ohlendorf will be available Friday since he is appealing the suspension, but the 33-year-old has been largely ineffective thus far in 2016, going 3-4 with a 5.40 ERA.

Even so, Ohlendorf is among the Reds’ top options out of the bullpen behind closer Tony Cingrani, so having him in the fold will be key for the 14-20 Reds as they attempt to get back in the National League playoff race.


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