Rockies want to interview #Braves coach Eddie Perez for managerial job, Reyes Ureña reports. Eddie's managing in Venezuelan winter league— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) October 7, 2016
Perez began the season as Atlanta's bullpen coach and moved in to first base after the staff was shook up following the firing of Fredi Gonzalez. Perez was one of three internal candidates that the Braves interviewed for their manager's position. He is currently managing in the Venezuelan winter league. Walt Weiss spent the last four seasons as the Rockies' manager but resigned at the end of the season.
Change could be coming for Atlanta's coaching staff. Interim manager Brian Snitker and Bud Black are seen as the frontrunners to land the Braves' job. The team announced Friday morning that they would not pick up the option on long-time pitching coach Roger McDowell who just completed his 11th season with the team. McDowell's departure could signal that an overhaul of the coaching staff is coming.