David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that longtime Braves players turned coaches Terry Pendleton and Eddie Perez are discussing deals to remain within the franchise as roving instructors, mainly in the minor leagues.
I'm hearing Pendleton and Perez are probably going to be back as roving instructors, working mostly with minor leaguers. But nothing official yet, still being discussed. https://t.co/WhxJcMOVXK— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) December 28, 2017
Terry Pendleton played third base for the Braves from 1991 to 1994 and again in 1996 before becoming the Braves hitting coach in 2001. Pendleton has long been rumored in many managerial openings league-wide, but has remained with the Braves eventually moving up to first base coach and spending last season as bench coach. Pendleton was relieved of his bench coach duties by Walt Weiss this offseason.
Eddie Perez also played for Atlanta from 1995 to 2001 and again from 2004 to 2005. In 2006 the Braves signed him to become a player/coach for the teams’ AA Mississippi club. When Fredi Gonzalez took over the managerial role in 2011 Perez assumed the role of bullpen coach working his way up to first base coach. Perez was also replaced this offseason by Eric Young Sr.
Nothing has been made official yet by the club and we will update the situation as it continues to develop.