MLB

Alex Anthopoulos gets contract extension to remain as Braves GM

The Atlanta Braves extended the contracts of manager Brian Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos on Monday.

Former Blue Jays executive also given additional title of president

Alex Anthopoulos, seen above in this file photo from October 2019, has been given a contract extension by the Atlanta Braves through the 2024 season. (Alyssa Pointer/The Associated Press)

The Atlanta Braves extended the contracts of manager Brian Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos on Monday.

Anthopoulos, a Montreal native, was also given an additional title of president, baseball operations, while his contract was extended through the 2024 season. Snitker and his coaching staff received extensions through the 2021 season.

The Braves have won back-to-back NL East titles under Anthopoulos and Snitker.

The 42-year-old Anthopoulos joined the Braves following the 2017 season after two seasons as the Los Angeles Dodgers' vice-president of baseball operations and six seasons as the Toronto Blue Jays' general manager.

"Since he joined the organization, Alex has continued the winning tradition that Braves fans have come to expect," Braves chairman Terry McGuirk in a statement.

The 64-year-old Snitker led the Braves to 97 wins last season. He is entering his fourth season as manager and his 44th season in the organization. He was named interim manager in 2016 before landing the full-time job. Snitker's record in the major leagues is 318-292.

"Winning consecutive division titles illustrates the leadership and impact of Brian and his staff," Anthopoulos said.

Snitker's staff includes catching coach Sal Fasano, pitching coach Rick Kranitz, bullpen coach Marty Reed, hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, third base coach Ron Washington, bench coach Walt Weiss, first base and outfield coach Eric Young Sr. and assistant hitting coach Jose Castro.

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