The Braves named Randy Ready their new manager for Triple-A Gwinnett, the team announced Monday.
Ready will replace Dave Brundage, who left after six years as the Braves’ Triple-A manager (two in Richmond, four in Gwinnett) to take the Triple-A managing job in the Phillies organization in Lehigh Valley.
Ready, 52, comes to the Braves from the Texas Rangers where he served as their minor league hitting coordinator last season. But a majority of his experience comes from his time with the San Diego Padres, where he served as their major league hitting coach from July of 2009 through the 2011 season.
Prior to that, Ready spent six seasons as a minor league manager for the Padres, including 2008 and the first part of 2009 with Triple-A Portland. He is 489-466 as a minor league manager.
Ready is a former major leaguer – primarily playing second and third base – who spent 13 seasons with the Brewers, Padres, Phillies, Athletics and Expos.
“I’m very excited to join the Atlanta Braves organization,” Ready said in a press release. “The Braves have been a model of consistency as an organization for a long time. I’m looking forward to the upcoming 2013 season and being a part of the Braves family moving forward.”