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Atlanta Braves Give Manager Brian Snitker A Two-Year Extension

The Atlanta Braves have given manager Brian Snitker a two-year extension, inking him through the 2023 season. The team announced that there is also a club option for the 2024 season.

“I am thrilled that Brian will continue to lead our club on the field and in the clubhouse,” Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said in a statement.

“Three consecutive division titles speak to the impact of Brian and his staff, and we are pleased that he will continue to guide our club through 2023.”

Snitker had inked extensions the last two springs, but this is the first time that the Braves have given him a deal for more than just one season.

The 65-year-old took over the Braves midway through the 2016 season after the team parted ways with Fredi Gonzalez. Snitker managed the club to a 72-90 showing in his first full season.

Since the 2017 season, Snitker has led Atlanta to three straight NL East titles, and the team has played well in that time frame, going 222-162.

Snitker’s overall MLB managerial record stands at 353-317.

The Braves lost in the first round of the playoffs under Snitker in 2018 and 2019, but this past season, the club swept both the Reds and the Marlins during the first two rounds of last year’s expanded postseason format. They then took the eventual World Series Champion Dodgers to their limit in a seven-game National League Championship Series showdown.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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