Braves add former big league managers to staff

The Atlanta Braves have added former managers Lee Elia and Dave

Trembley to their baseball operations staff.

The 73-year-old Elia has been in baseball more than 50 years,

including stints as manager of the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia

Phillies in the 1980s. He will be a special assistant to Braves

general manager Frank Wren, working as an instructor in the majors

and minor leagues.

The 59-year-old Trembley was manager of the Baltimore Orioles

from 2007 through this past June. The Braves hired him as their

minor league field coordinator.

Atlanta also announced the hiring of longtime scout Bob Johnson

as a special assistant to the GM, focusing on major league advance

scouting.