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After third-base coach Fredi Gonzalez was officially announced as the new Marlins manager on Tuesday afternoon, the Braves announced that Bobby Dews and Pat Corrales will also be absent from their 2007 coaching staff. Dews, 67, who had been the club's bullpen coach, and Corrales, 65, had been the longest-tenured coaches on Cox's staff. Brian Snitker will replace Gonzalez, and Eddie Perez will now serve as the bullpen coach. Chino Cadahia will take over for Corrales as the bench coach. Dews, who has been in the organization since 1974, has been offered the opportunity to take on a special advisory role that would allow him to serve as a coach at home games and during Spring Training. While the Braves are on the road, he'd provide assistance with the club's Minor League affiliates. With Gonzalez getting the Marlins job, there's a chance Corrales could end up in Florida as the bench coach. The two enjoyed a good relationship during Gonzalez's four seasons as Atlanta's third-base coach.
Dews is obviously at the point where he can't physically do it anymore. I don't know why Corrales is leaving.

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