Jump to content

- - - - -

Braves choose Fredi Gonzalez to replace Bobby Cox

This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
No replies to this topic

#1 Dpantherman


    certified pee-on

  • Joined: 17-January 09
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 26,478
  • Reputation: 558

Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:30 PM

The Atlanta Braves have hired former Florida Marlins skipper Fredi Gonzalez as manager, two sources told the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday.

Longtime Braves manager Bobby Cox retired Monday after the Braves were eliminated from the playoffs by the Giants. Cox will have a press conference at Turner Field on Wednesday and Gonzalez will be introduced on Thursday, according to the paper.

Gonzalez was was fired in June after 3½ years as the Marlins manager, having posted a 276-279 record with one of baseball's lower payrolls but apparently running afoul of owner Jeffrey Loria for benching star shortstop Hanley Ramirez for a lack of hustle.

Gonzalez was a minor league manager in the Braves organization and did an apprenticeship as Cox's third-base coach from 2003-06. He still lives in suburban Atlanta, remained tight with Cox and frequently turned up at Turner Field after being dumped by the Marlins.