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Fredi Gonzalez | Catcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (52) / 1/28/1964
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Recent News's Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins have had "multiple conversations" with Fredi Gonzalez regarding their vacant third-base coaching position.
Gonzalez most recently managed the Braves before being fired in mid-May. Prior to holding that gig, he served as Marlins manager from 2007 to 2010. Per Frisaro, the 52-year-old Gonzalez continues to consider all options, including broadcasting and other coaching opportunities. Oct 12 - 10:44 PM

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The Braves have fired manager Fredi Gonzalez, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A change has been rumored in recent weeks, so the Braves decided to put an end to the speculation. It's obviously not Gonzalez's fault that the Braves own a major-league worst 9-28 record. You can only do so much with this roster. But the powers that be felt that a shakeup was needed. Mark Bowman of reports that Triple-A Gwinnett manager Brian Snitker will be his replacement.
May 17 - 11:17 AM

According to's Mark Bowman, Braves officials "have been forced to at least discuss whether it makes sense to make a managerial change."

No manager can be expected to win with this current Braves roster, but then again nobody expected Fredi Gonzalez to survive the club's aggressive top-to-bottom rebuild. 2016 is Fredi's sixth year on the job and the Braves stand 7-20 on the season after falling 8-0 to the Mets on Wednesday afternoon. It might not be fair, but maybe it is time for something different. Bowman says bullpen coach Eddie Perez would likely be given managerial duties on an interim basis.
May 5 - 9:56 AM

The Braves and Marlins will play a game in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on July 3.

This will be the first MLB regular season game played at an active military installation. The game will be held at a 12,500-seat venue and is expected to be attended mostly by soldiers. "I thank the Braves and the Marlins for their participation and all of our clubs and players for contributing to this gesture, which will stand as a fitting new chapter in the national pastime’s proud and distinguished military history," said commissioner Rob Manfred. The 8 p.m. ET game will be broadcast on ESPN.
Mar 9 - 11:49 AM

John Coppolella has been promoted to general manager of the Braves.

Coppolella had been serving as an assistant general manager under first-year president John Hart. When the Braves fired GM Frank Wren last September, they decided not to immediately fill the vacancy with the thought that Coppolella could eventually ascend into the role. He's been handling the typical GM duties in Atlanta all year.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 01:03:00 PM

The Braves have signed manager Fredi Gonzalez to a contract extension through 2016 with a club option for 2017.

Pitching coach Roger McDowell, hitting coach Kevin Seitzer and the rest of the Braves' coaching staff were extended, as well. Atlanta is a better-than-expected 42-47 this season and 400-337 since Gonzalez took the reins in 2011, although they've yet to win a postseason series over that span.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 02:28:00 PM

Braves hired Kevin Seitzer as hitting coach.

Greg Walker stepped down from the post at the end of September following a highly disappointing 2014 for the Atlanta offense. Seitzer, a former two-time All-Star, will try to get more out of the Braves' high-upside bats. He previously served as hitting coach for the Diamondbacks, Royals, and Blue Jays.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 08:47:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that John Hart will be named the Braves' president of baseball operations.

Hart had been serving as the Braves' interim general manager since the September 22 firing of Frank Wren and will now take a permanent role in Atlanta's front office. Hart is the former general manager of the Indians and Rangers. He also served as an in-studio analyst for a couple of years on MLB Network. The Braves still need to name a new GM, and that person will work directly under Hart.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 10:33:00 AM

According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Braves president John Schuerholz shot down a report that John Hart turned down the team's offer to be their full-time general manager.

In addition to stating that Hart turned down the job, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the Braves were turning their focus to assistant GM John Coppolella and Royals GM Dayton Moore, with former Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd also potentially in the mix. "At best the article was not accurate with either the facts or the assumptions," said Schuerholz.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 01:58:00 PM

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that John Hart has turned down the Braves' offer to be their full-time general manager.

Hart was elevated from senior adviser to interim GM last month when the team fired Frank Wren. The Braves wanted Hart to take the full-time job and groom 35-year-old assistant GM John Coppolella to eventually take over, but he's decided against it. The report also says the club is now focused on either Coppolella or Royals GM Dayton Moore for the job, though they've yet to talk to Moore and they doubt he'd leave Kansas City. Passan lists former Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd as someone the Braves' brass has discussed, but it's unclear whether he'd be considered for the job. Hart will stay on in an advisory role.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Braves hitting coach Greg Walker has resigned.

The Braves finished in the middle of the pack in runs scored for the first two years of Walker's tenure, but they sunk all the way to 29th this season. Walker was previously the White Sox' hitting coach from 2003-11.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 07:37:00 PM

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the Braves have offered John Hart their full-time general manager position.

He was elevated from senior adviser to interim GM on Monday when the team fired Frank Wren. Hart, of course, has tons of past GM experience between the Indians and Rangers. According to Passan, the 66-year-old has told the Braves he "he needed to give it serious thought." Passan adds that Hart would likely groom 35-year-old assistant GM John Coppolella to eventually take over.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 09:38:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren.

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported early Monday morning that the club was leaning this way, and the hammer came down quickly. Wren had a good amount of overall success in his seven years as Atlanta's general manager, but somebody had to take the fall for this year's late-season collapse and it'll be Wren instead of manager Fredi Gonzalez. John Hart will take over as interim GM in Atlanta and retired skipper Bobby Cox will help lead the search for a permanent replacement. The last GM fired from the Braves was John Mullen, the man who signed Hank Aaron. It's not an organization that likes to make drastic off-the-field changes.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:48:00 AM

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution expects the Braves to fire GM Frank Wren.

And FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal is hearing that it might happen this week, before the end of the regular season. The Braves haven't fired a GM or manager since 1990, but this year's late-season collapse isn't sitting well with the club's higher-ups and it looks as though Wren will be the scapegoat. O'Brien says manager Fredi Gonzalez will likely keep his job but that several other coaches could be gone.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 09:31:00 AM

Fredi Gonzalez was ejected from Saturday's game against the Cardinals for arguing a foul ball.

Gonzalez was adamant, and appeared to have an argument, that Aaron Harang got a piece of a bunt attempt in which Andrelton Simmons was thrown out stealing third on. He'll catch the rest of this one from the clubhouse.
Sat, May 17, 2014 03:39:00 PM

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2B1Jace Peterson
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3B1Adonis Garcia
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LF1Matt Kemp
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CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
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S1Julio Teheran
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5John Gant
6Josh Collmenter
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R1Jim Johnson
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6Chris Withrow
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8Brandon Cunniff
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