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Atlanta Braves give skipper Brian Snitker two-year extension

By Alex Butler
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker (43) walks on the field during Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on October 8 at Suntrust Park in Atlanta. Photo by Paul Abell/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/b1a901fe7f5aea9f53e803ac1a7105be/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker (43) walks on the field during Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on October 8 at Suntrust Park in Atlanta. Photo by Paul Abell/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves have given manager Brian Snitker a two-year contract extension.

Atlanta announced the pact on Monday. Snitker, 62, took over as the Braves' interim manager in 2016, posting a 59-65 record. The Braves went 72-90 in 2017 under Snitker, before winning the National League East this season with a 90-72 mark. The manager owns a 221-227 record during his Braves tenure.

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Snitker's deal includes a club option for the 2021 season. He has been with the Braves organization for 43 seasons.

The Braves' 2018 campaign ended with a 3-1 series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series.

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