published Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Braves' Frank Wren gets extension until 2013

ATLANTA—After putting together a roster that returned the Braves to the playoffs, general manager Frank Wren was rewarded with a two-year contract extension that keeps him in Atlanta through the 2013 season.

The Braves announced the deal Monday, an agreement that means Wren and new manager Fredi Gonzalez are signed for the next three years.

"We feel like we're on the right path," Wren told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from the team's spring-training camp in Kissimmee, Fla. "We finally got back to the playoffs last year, and we want to take it a little further. I'm excited to be part of that."

Wren, 52, is entering his fourth season as general manager, promoted to the post after longtime GM John Schuerholz moved up to team president. Wren served as Schuerholz's top assistant for eight seasons.

"Frank has done an excellent job leading our baseball operations the last three years, culminating with a return trip to the playoffs last season," Schuerholz said. "He and his staff have worked extremely hard in strengthening our major league club and our minor league system."

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