The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with Bobby Cox on a two-year extension of Cox's consulting agreement. The deal runs through the 2017 season, which will be the club's first at SunTrust Park.
When he retired as a manager at the conclusion of the 2010 season, Cox signed a five-year consulting agreement (from 2011 to 2015). He will continue to advise and consult in all areas of Baseball Operations, including the Major League club, spring training, minor league operations and scouting. In addition, Cox will continue to work club president John Schuerholz on special business projects.
Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014, Cox ranks as the winningest manager in Braves franchise history. He spent 29 seasons as a big-league skipper, including 25 with the Braves (1978-81, 1990-present). Cox posted 2,504 career wins, placing him fourth on the all-time victory list. He recorded 2,149 wins with the Braves and another 355 in four seasons (1982-85) with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The 74-year-old Cox guided Atlanta to one wild card appearance, 14 division championships, five National League pennants and a World Series title during his stint as manager. He and Hall of Fame manager Joe McCarthy are the only two managers in history to post six 100-win campaigns.
Cox earned four Manager of the Year awards from the Baseball Writers Association of America and became the first manager to win the award in both leagues, claiming the American League honor in 1985 and the NL honor in 1991, 2004 and 2005. He won an unprecedented eight Manager of the Year honors from the Sporting News.