Braves bringing back skipper Gonzalez, hire Porter as 3B coach
ATLANTA — Fredi Gonzalez will return as the Atlanta Braves manager next season.
Interim general manager John Hart made the announcement Friday.
Gonzalez' future was in doubt after the Braves missed the playoffs. GM Frank Wren was fired with a week to go in the regular season.
It was thought the Braves would wait until a permanent GM was hired to decide on Gonzalez's future. But with no timetable for making that announcement, the team decided to bring back Gonzalez, who has led the Braves to a pair of postseason appearances and an NL East title during his four years as manager.
Gonzalez is under contract through the 2015 season.
The Braves also announced that former Houston Astros manager Bo Porter will take over for Doug Dascenzo as third-base coach.