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Cox Blasts Report, Says He'll Be Back In 2010

Sep 23, 2009 1:17 PM EST

Bobby Cox responded this morning to a Yahoo! Sports report of discord between him and Braves GM Frank Wren. Said Cox, speaking via iPhone from New York: ?Everything is fine. Frank has been outstanding ? I couldn?t believe it when I [learned of the report].?

Gordon Edes reported Tuesday that Cox had been so angry over the handling of John Smoltz?s departure and the failure to be included in personnel discussions he packed his bag and had to be talked out of leaving spring training by a Braves coach. Asked if that had indeed happened, Cox said, ?No.?

Reached last night, Wren described the Yahoo! report as ?inaccurate.? Asked if he wanted Cox to continue as manager, Wren said: ?Sure, absolutely.? And also: ?We?ll sit down and talk, and we?ll have an announcement at the appropriate time.?

Cox isn't under contract for the 2010 season, but said he will return.

?We?ll probably have an announcement when we get off this road trip.?

Via Atlanta Journal-Constitution