Chopped: Braves Fire Manager Fredi Gonzalez

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According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Atlanta Braves have fired manager Fredi Gonzalez this morning.

The Braves were mired in one of the worst half-seasons in the franchise’s 140-year history last year, and that was followed by its worst-ever start to a season. They have the worst record in the majors at 7-28.

An official announcement is expected later today.

Gonzalez, 52, was in his sixth season as Braves manager after replacing his mentor, Bobby Cox, when the legendary Braves manager retired after the 2010 season. He is the first Braves manager fired since Russ Nixon was dumped in June 1990 and replaced by Cox.

Zach Klein of ABC TV in Atlanta, reports that an MLB Source says Triple-A manager Brian Snitker will replace Gonzalez.

 

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