The Braves are keeping Fredi Gonzalez as their manager for some dang reason, but they are shuffling the coaching staff up some.
Former Astros manager Bo Porter has been hired to be Atlanta’s third base coach, replacing Doug Dascenzo. Porter and manager Fredi Gonzalez go back a long way, with Porter serving as Gonzalez’ third base coach in Miami and, in a past life, playing for Gonzalez when Fredi was a minor league manager.
In other moves, assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher has not been invited back. This comes a couple of days after hitting coach Greg Walker resigned. I often feel like hitting coaches are pretty limited in what they can do, but when your offense is as bad as the Braves’ was this past season, it’s no surprise that a shakeup is going down.