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Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and GM Frank Wren were both given contract extensions today, as reported by Fox Sports. Both men were entering the final year of their contracts this season.

Team president John Schuerholz (GM prior to Wren, from 1990 to 2007) declined to reveal the details of either deal. "They've done wonderful jobs for us," Schuerholz said, "and we're glad that we were able to get that done."

In three seasons so far, Gonzalez has posted a record of 279-207, with a high-water mark of 96 wins last year. In each seasons at the Braves' helm, Gonzalez has been in the top five for Manager of the Year voting in the National League.

Wren started as GM in 2008 after leaving the Baltimore Orioles' organizations. Since that time, the club has a record of 528-444. Most notably, the team has done well drafting and developing younger players. Four of those younger players - Craig Kimbrel, Jason Heyward, Julio Teheran, and Freddie Freeman - were signed to contracts over the past couple of weeks to finalize the roster, before the club turned towards securing management.

Spring training for the Braves began last week, with games to begin next week.


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