The Reds will return to using the DH at times when they play games against American League clubs. As a first-time manager, Price also wanted a chance to manage and make changes under conditions similar to the regular season.
"It prepares our bench players, there are some pinch-hitting opportunities for guys on our bench, there are opportunities to double-switch and do some situational stuff that we don't do in the American League game with the DH," Price said.
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