At 64, the former major league infielder, longtime former Oakland Athletics coach and former Rangers manager still loves getting out and sweating with the players, and he seemed as fired up Tuesday as anyone in Braves gear. He was hired as third-base coach in October after interviewing for the managerial job.
“It’s amazing the calls from coaches and former players who played with him, friends of mine — all I hear is, you’re going to love this guy,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “And I can tell; he’s a baseball rat. He just wants to get on that field and work. Everything that everybody has told me — you’re not going to out-work that guy and you’re probably not going to get out here any earlier than him.