The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms on a two-year contract — with a club option for the 2021 season — with manager Brian Snitker.
Snitker has managed the Braves since being named interim manager on May 17, 2016, replacing Fredi Gonzalez. He has been with the Braves organization for 43 seasons.
After three consecutive 90-loss seasons, Snitker guided a Braves team that won the NL East — their first since 2013 — in a supposed rebuilding year. He oversaw a young and in many ways naïve roster that persisted through every trial before losing to the Dodgers in the NLDS, three games to one.
The National League manager-of-the-year candidate, who turns 63 on Wednesday, owns a 221-227 (.493) record in his two-plus seasons.
Pitching coach Chuck Hernandez will not be retained. The remainder of the coaching staff will be back on two-year deals.
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