Tue, 17 May 2016 08:20:06 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was fired Tuesday, May 17. A replacement has not been named.
Sat, 07 May 2016 22:53:24 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte started in left field Saturday, May 7. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Inciarte will play center when OF Mallex Smith sits against lefties.
Fantasy Tip: This is good news for Inciarte owners, who can now use him at two outfield spots (if your league uses left and center fielders). Otherwise, Inciarte's value increases slightly, but Jeff Francoeur and Kelly Johnson could lose some playing time.
Wed, 04 May 2016 10:57:51 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez's job status is being internally discussed, according to a source. The Braves opened the year 0-9 and have the worst record in the majors at 7-19. The team considered firing Gonzalez last season, but they extended him through 2016 after their 42-42 start. Former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black is considered the favorite if the team fires Gonzalez.
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:23:24 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz (illness) could return to the starting rotation or pitch in relief when he comes back to the lineup. Manager Fredi Gonzalez has not made the decision as of yet.
Fantasy Tip: Foltynewicz ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) loses his FantasyScore value if he pitches as a reliever, and in other leagues he could be effectively shelved for the rest of the year. If he starts, remember the Braves' struggles and only use him in key matchup situations.
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:04:51 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez signed a contract extension through the 2016 season Friday, July 17. The deal includes a team option for the 2017 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez has done a lot with little for the Braves this season. His extension won't affect any of Atlanta's players' fantasy value drastically one way or another.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:08:18 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will return for the 2015 season. Also, former Houston Astros interim manager Bo Porter has been hired as the third base coach, according to interim general manager John Hart. Porter will replace Doug Dascenzo. Assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher also won't return. The rest of the coaching staff will remain intact.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:56:20 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez's job appears safe, according to sources.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:16:24 -0700
The jobs of Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez could be at stake if the team fails to make the postseason, according to baseball sources.
Sun, 18 May 2014 23:49:12 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) threw batting practice Wednesday, May 14, and the session was cut short after he reported soreness in his left elbow. "It was just a little sore, so they shut him down and didn't continue," said manager Fredi Gonzalez. "They didn't seem concerned, they made it sound like it was part of the process – first time he's faced hitters and that kind of stuff."
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:09:33 -0800
The Atlanta Braves have extended the contracts of general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez. Terms have not been disclosed.