The Atlanta Braves organization announced Monday morning that manager Brian Snitker has received a two-year contract with a club option for the 2021 season.
Snitker, a longtime Gwinnett resident, has been the Braves’ manager since May 17, 2016, when he was named to the position on an interim basis after the firing of Fredi Gonzalez. He was promoted to full-time manager Oct. 11, 2016.
Atlanta won the National League East title, its first since 2013, this year under Snitker, who turns 63 Wednesday. The young Braves have led the NL in final at-bat victories the past three seasons — 20 in 2018, 20 in 2017 and 19 in 2016. They finished with a 90-72 record and were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Division Series.
Between his playing and coaching days, Snitker has been with the Braves organization for 43 seasons.