June 11, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez (33) looks on from the dugout during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves give manager Fredi Gonzalez contract extension

The Atlanta Braves failed to make the postseason run they wanted to in 2013, but they’re priming themselves for one in 2014 and beyond. According to MLB scribe Kevin McAlpin, the Braves have extended the contract of manager Fredi Gonzalez while also handing an extension to general manager Frank Wren.

Gonzalez is entering the fourth year of his contract with the Braves, but the extension prevents this from becoming a lame-duck season. The Braves manager was on the last year of his previous deal with the team but no longer has to worry about his job status during the season — at least contractually.

The man who brought Gonzalez to town also got an extension as Frank Wren has been with the Braves since the end of the 2007 season. He’s been instrumental in bringing not only Gonzalez to town but also striking deals to draft, sign or trade for players such as Jason Heyward, B.J. and Justin Upton as well as countless other additions.

Atlanta is in a good place, and that’s all thanks to Wren and Gonzalez. The terms of their extensions were not announced, but it’s clear the Braves are happy with who they have running the ballclub.

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