Braves keep Bobby Cox as consultant for two more years

The Braves have agreed to terms with former manager Bobby Cox on a two-year extension of Cox’s consulting agreement, the team announced Thursday.

Cox retired from the Braves in 2010 after more than three decades with the franchise. In 2011, Cox signed a five-year consulting agreement. The new deal runs through the 2017 season, which will be the club’s first at SunTrust Park.

Cox will continue to advise and consult in all areas of baseball operations, including the major league club, spring training, minor league operations and scouting. In addition, Cox will continue to work club president John Schuerholz.

The 74-year-old Cox ranks as the winningest manager in Braves franchise history.  He was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 2014.