Friday July 17th, 2015

The Atlanta Braves have extended the contracts of manager Fredi González and every member of his staff through the 2016 season, the team announced Friday.

The contracts include a club option for the 2017 season.

González, 51, became Atlanta's manager prior to the 2011 season, after longtime manager Bobby Cox retired. González previously served as the Braves' third base coach and managed the Florida Marlins for four seasons.

Over four-plus seasons in Atlanta, González has guided the team to a 400–337 record with two playoff appearances.This season the Braves have posted a 42–47 record and currently sit in third place in the National League East.

Atlanta opens a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

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