The Atlanta Braves have officially hired Brian Snitker as manager for the 2017 season with a club option for 2018.
Snitker, 60, guided the Braves to a 59-65 record as the team's interim manager this past season.
"Brian earned this opportunity through his dedication to the Braves and to our players," John Coppolella said. "We are excited for the energy and momentum he will bring into SunTrust Park next season."
Snitker broke in with the Atlanta organization as a 21-year-old Rookie League catcher in 1977.