Justin Upton

Braves fire manager Fredi Gonzalez with majors' worst record

As the losses piled up one after another, the burden of unmet expectations — no matter how modest — weighed on Fredi Gonzalez.

Saddled with the worst record in the majors and a rebuilding project whose timetable will be measured in years, the Atlanta Braves finally relieved the pressure on their embattled manager Tuesday, firing Gonzalez and replacing him with Brian Snitker in hopes of trying to salvage something out of an already forgettable 2016.

"It was wearing on him, how we were playing and what was going on," director of baseball operations John Hart said. "We just thought this was the right thing to do."

The Braves entered...