Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Braves announced on Wednesday
that they have exercised manager Fredi Gonzalez's contract option for the 2014
The 48-year-old Gonzalez has compiled a 183-141 record as the Braves' skipper
since replacing the venerable Bobby Cox, who retired after the 2010 season.
An epic collapse led to Atlanta missing the playoffs in Gonzalez's first year
at the helm in 2011. The Braves squandered a 10 1/2 game National League wild
card lead they held in late August and finished with an 89-73 mark.
The Braves went 94-68 this past year and reached the postseason, but lost to
St. Louis in a one-game wild card playoff.
Gonzalez earned his first managerial job in the majors with the Marlins in
2007 and remained in that role until being fired in June 2010. He departed the
Marlins with a 276-279 record.
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