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NL East News: Braves bring back Snitker for 2018

Check out what’s going on in the National League East.

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The Braves have exercised the 2018 option on manager Brian Snitker’s contract. While the team has no announced any other coaching additions, but more are expected to trickle in during the coming weeks.

The Braves have gone through a pretty rough front office shake up, with general manager John Coppolella resigning earlier this week after an investigation opened regarding a breach in international signing rules. A large part of this breach allegedly includes making agreements with underage players, an issue MLB has been forever trying to squelch. And that’s just the beginning.

Snitker replaced former manager Fredi Gonzalez in May of last season, first as interim manager and then earning the full title. Snitker was hired by Hank Aaron in 1981 as a utility coach.

Here’s what other news and rumors are going down in the National League East: