Report: Fredi Gonzalez to Be Named Braves Manager Thursday
The official announcement will come on Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a day after Cox's official farewell press conference.
Gonzalez being named as Cox's replacement isn't that big of a surprise to anybody, as he was long considered the favorite to succeed Cox before he even announced his retirement plans.
Gonzalez spent five seasons within the Braves organization -- one season as a minor-league manager and another four as third base coach -- before heading to Miami to take over as the manager of the Florida Marlins.
As manager of the Marlins, Gonzalez went 276-279 in four seasons before being fired this past June.