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Cox Will Retire After 2010 Season

Sep 23, 2009 5:20 PM EST

Bobby Cox will retire as manager of the Atlanta Braves after the 2010 season.

Cox agreed to a one-year contract extension for 2010, the Braves announced before Wednesday night's game against the New York Mets.

He will start a five-year consulting agreement to advise the team in baseball operations after he steps down as manager.

"While I have decided that 2010 will be my last season in the dugout, I want to make it clear that we will all be working as hard as ever to win another world championship," Cox said in a statement.