Braves fire manager Fredi Gonzalez after six seasons
The Braves have fired manager Fredi Gonzalez after six seasons, the team announced on Tuesday. Triple-A manager Brian Snitker will take over as manager on an interim basis.
The club has also parted ways with bench coach Carlos Tosca.
Atlanta currently has the worst record in the majors at 9–28 and lost 8–5 to the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Monday night.
Gonzalez, 52, was hired by the Braves in 2011 and led them to three straight winning seasons at the start of his tenure, including 94- and 96-win seasons in 2012 and 2013.
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Gonzalez previously spent four years as the manager of the Marlins, and was fired midway through the 2010 season.