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Braves exercise Fredi Gonzalez 2014 option


The Braves have picked up the 2014 option on manager Fredi Gonzalez's contract, announced via the Braves' Twitter account.

Gonzalez, 48, has managed the Braves for the last two seasons, compiling a won-loss record of 183-141. They made the post season last year as a Wild Card team, losing to the St Louis Cardinals.

The Braves recently signed center fielder B.J. Upton, which should give Gonzalez's team a boost going into next season. They were defeated by the Cardinals in a close game which included a controversial infield-fly call, potentially taking away a big inning for Atlanta.

Gonzalez previously managed the Marlins for a little over three seasons, compiling a winning percentage of .497 for the team. He was fired midway through 2010, and was hired that offseason by Atlanta.

He finished fourth in the Manager of the Year voting, and has finished as high previously as third (2008).

He has a career winning percentage of .522.