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Braves news and links: Eddie Perez could be managerial candidate

After a successful offseason managing in Venezuela, Eddie Perez could be an intriguing managerial candidate.

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Braves' bullpen coach Eddie Perez had a busy offseason as he coached his way to a Venezuelan Winter League title and then advanced to the championship game of the Caribbean Series. That success and his leadership ability could make him an intriguing manager candidate in the near future. Braves great Chipper Jones recently talked about Perez's managerial qualities with David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"I’m not surprised at all of Eddie’s success as a manager," said Chipper Jones, former teammate and legendary Braves third baseman. "It is just a matter of time before he is experiencing success as a big league manager. He’s learned a ton, as have many coaches, from the great Bobby Cox. Some of the same traits that made him an all-time favorite teammate for countless players, are also what makes him a great manager now, and in the future."

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