LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves join the Major League Baseball community in mourning the passing of Jim Fregosi, who died early this morning in Miami, Fla. Fregosi, 71, had served as a Braves Special Assistant to the General Manager since November 2000. His professional baseball career spanned 53 seasons (1961-2013) as a player, manager and scout.

Braves President John Schuerholz made the following statement:
"We have lost a dear friend and a wonderful baseball man. The Atlanta Braves will truly miss Jim and we send our deepest condolences to his wife Joni, his entire family and all of his many friends throughout baseball."