MLB ROUNDUP: Braves shake up roundup, Brewers hire manager

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves exercised their 2011 options on infielders Alex Gonzalez and Omar Infante, and reached a one-year deal with right-hander Scott Proctor.

The team also declined options Tuesday on outfielder Rick Ankiel and right-hander Kyle Farnsworth. Both came to Atlanta in a July 31 trade with Kansas City.

Gonzalez and Infante each had a $2.5 million option for next season. Infante would have received a $250,000 buyout if his option was declined.

Proctor gets a $750,000 contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

Atlanta declined a $6 million mutual option on Ankiel, paying him a $500,000 buyout. The Braves turned down a $5.25 million option on Farnsworth, who gets a $250,000 buyout. Both players are now free agents.


BREWERS HRIE NEW MANAGER: A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the Milwaukee Brewers have hired Los Angeles Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke to be their new manager.

The person requested anonymity because the team has not yet announced the move. An announcement could come this week.

The 54-year-old Roenicke has been a member of the Angels' coaching staff for the past 11 seasons, including the past five as bench coach.

He was seen as a dark horse candidate in the Brewers' search to replace Ken Macha, who was fired after two disappointing seasons.

The Chicago Sun-Times first reported the hiring Tuesday.


RODRIGUEZ TO KEEP MARLINS JOB: A person familiar with the Florida Marlins' managerial search said Tuesday that Edwin Rodriguez will keep the job next season.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Marlins weren't planning an announcement until today.

The team's decision was first reported by the South Florida Sun Sentinel on its website.

Rodriguez became the first Puerto Rican manager in the major leagues when he took over as interim manager June 23 after Fredi Gonzalez was fired. Rodriguez has been in baseball for 30 years.