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 Posted: Tue May 17th, 2016 08:24 pm
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Fredi Gonzalez's time with the Atlanta Braves has reportedly come to an end.

The Braves have fired the skipper, as well as bench coach Carlos Tosca, according to reports.

Multiple sources report that Gwinnett Braves manager Brian Snitker will replace Gonzalez in an interim role for the remainder of the season.

Snitker served as Atlanta's third base coach from 2006-13 after replacing Gonzalez when he left to manage the Miami Marlins.

Terry Pendleton is the new bench coach, Eddie Perez moves to first base coach, and Marty Reed is now the bullpen coach. Bo Porter remains the third base coach.

The rebuilding Braves, who haven't fired a manager since 1990, got off to an MLB-worst 9-28 start under Gonzalez.

Pendleton, Perez, Bud Black, and Torey Lovullo have all been considered as candidates when it's time to hire a manager on a permanent basis.

Gonzalez, the predecessor to longtime Braves skipper Bobby Cox, leaves with a 425-385 record with Atlanta over a tenure that included an NL East title in 2013. He also managed the Marlins to a 276-279 record from 2007-10.