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Braves exercise option on Fredi Gonzalez's contract through 2014

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer
Fredi Gonzalez will continue looking authoritative in a Braves uniform through 2014. (Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren has announced that the club has exercised its one-year option on the contract of manager Fredi Gonzalez, meaning the skipper is now signed through the 2014 season.

Gonzalez, 48, took over for long-time Braves' manager Bobby Cox prior to the 2011 season, guiding the Braves to an 89-73 record and narrowly missing the playoffs. In 2012, they improved to 94-68 and made the playoffs, but lost in the one-game, wild-card round to the Cardinals.

Prior to taking the Braves job, Gonzalez managed the Marlins for about 3 1/2 seasons, compiling a record of 276-279. He was fired after 70 games in the 2010 season.

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