The Atlanta Braves today named Brian Snitker as the club's manager for 2017, with a club option for 2018. Atlanta also named its coaching staff for next season, exercising 2017 contract options on bench coach Terry Pendleton, first base coach Eddie Perez, hitting coach Kevin Seitzer and assistant hitting coach Jose Castro. Bullpen coach Marty Reed will return for 2017, while Chuck Hernandez has been named as the pitching coach and Ron Washington has been named the third base coach. Former third base coach Bo Porter will become a Special Assistant to the General Manager.
In a pregame ceremony on Friday, September 30, the Atlanta Braves Foundation announced it has contributed $360,000 to the local community this year, and will award 37 local non-profit organizations with grants to fund their 2016-17 initiatives.