Braves signal supervisor Snitker to extension via 2025 season
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves supervisor Brian Snitker, coming off the group’s fifth consecutive NL East title, signed a contract extension on Friday that runs via the 2025 season.
Snitker, 67, guided the Braves to the 2021 World Collection championship earlier than the group received 101 video games final season.
Snitker stated Saturday he’s enthusiastic about the way forward for the Braves, who’ve locked up many core gamers to long-term offers regardless of shedding shortstop Dansby Swanson and first baseman Freddie Freeman as free brokers in back-to-back offseasons.
Snitker applauded the work of basic supervisor Alex Anthopoulos in signing newly acquired catcher Sean Murphy and others to long-term offers.
“We’ve executed job,” Snitker stated on the Braves Fest for followers at Truist Park. “I believe now you’re going to see the core group of those guys right here yearly for this factor. I believe that’s what Alex does, retaining these younger, high quality guys round.”
Murphy signed a $73 million, six-year contract after he was acquired from Oakland. He’s going to share enjoying time with Travis d’Arnaud.
The Braves additionally reached long-term offers with sluggers Austin Riley and Matt Olson, in addition to rookie stars Michael Harris II and Spencer Strider, prior to now yr.
The Braves have signed outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. and second baseman Ozzie Albies to comparable offers. The group has seven core gamers beneath contract for at the very least three extra seasons, and membership choices may prolong the offers much more.
The Braves plan on a 2022 rookie, Vaughn Grissom, competing with Orlando Arcia at shortstop in spring coaching.
Now Snitker is on board for at the very least three extra seasons. He can be coming into his forty seventh yr with the group and his seventh full season as Braves supervisor. He took over as interim supervisor on Could 17, 2016, earlier than touchdown the full-time place later that yr.
He has a 542-451 document with Atlanta following greater than 1,300 wins within the minor leagues.
After ready so lengthy for his alternative to handle within the majors, Snitker has proven no signal he is pondering of retiring. He stated he is making one change in his offseason routine — repeat visits to Hawaii for longer holidays after taking his spouse, Ronnie, on their first one-week go to after final season.
“That’s the primary time I’ve taken a non-baseball-related journey with my spouse,” Snitker stated.
“I stated if I’m going to maintain working, we’ve bought to start out doing this yearly. … I’m going for longer subsequent time.”
Snitker completed third within the supervisor of the yr voting final season after profitable the award in 2018. He additionally was a finalist for the glory in 2019 and completed fourth in 2020 and 2021.
Snitker is the primary supervisor in franchise historical past to take the group to the postseason 5 instances in his first six full seasons.
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