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Braves ink manager Brian Snitker to two-year extension

By on October 15, 2018

The Atlanta Braves are rewarding manager Brian Snitker for their successful season.

The team announced Monday that they have signed the 62-year old to a two-year contract extension which includes a team option for 2021.

“He did a remarkable job,” said Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman about Snitker’s performance this past season.

“It’s really hard to handle 25 to 35 personalities, and he’s one of the best at it.”

Snitker, who was been the team’s manager since replacing Freddie Gonzalez in May 2016, led the team to their first playoff berth and NL East title since 2013 this past season.

The team was supposed to be in the midst of a rebuild, but had several of their prospects take major leaps in their development. As a result, they finished with a 90-72 record, which is a 22-win gain over the previous season.

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