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Gonzales said to be named new Braves manager

FILE - This May 6, 2010, file photo shows Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez walking to the dugout in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, in Miami. The Marlins dismissed Gonzalez, Wednesday June 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File) 

FILE - This May 6, 2010, file photo shows Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez walking to the dugout in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, in Miami. The Marlins dismissed Gonzalez, Wednesday June 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File) 

MLB.com and Fox's Atlanta affiliate are both reporting what may be the worst-kept secret in baseball -- that Fredi Gonzales, who was fired by the Florida Marlins this season, will be named the successor to retired manager Bobby Cox.

One interesting note is Florida was the only team that didn't give Cox any type of recognition or gift on his last visit to their ballpark in Miami, which came after his friend Gonzales was terminated.

Gonzales spent several seasons as Cox's bench coach in Atlanta before taking the Marlins' managerial reins.

The announcement could come Thursday.