The Atlanta Braves have settled upon three candidates for their open managerial position.
Bud Black, Ron Washington and Brian Snitker are the finalists for the Braves' manager spot, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
Heyman reports that a final decision is expected this week.
The Braves fired manager Fredi Gonzalez on May 17 after leading the team to a 9-28 start. Replacing him was Snitker, who finished the season with a much more respectable 59-65 record.
As for Washington and Black, neither have managed since 2014 and 2015, respectively. Both would come with much experience; Washington had a successful tenure as manager of the Texas Rangers, and Black had something similar with the San Diego Padres.
Whomever is hired, they will be expected to continue in the Braves' rebuilding process. With the team moving to a new ballpark in 2017, they hope they can contend sooner rather than later.