Cox, the fourth winningest manager of all-time, will manage the Braves' Future Stars team against the Braves' Major League club in an exhibition game on April 3 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Ga., the home of the Gwinnett Braves. The team will likely include Andrelton Simmons, Christian Bethancourt, Joe Terdoslavich among other highly touted prospects who are expected to start the year in the minors.
Since retiring after the 2010 season, Cox still possesses the same passion for the game as always, even after managing 4,508 regular season games and 29 World Series games.
"I'm going to love it," Cox said. "It's going to be great. I've already got chill bumps on my arm."
The officially titled "Braves All-Stars vs. Future Stars Game" is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. as the Braves' final exhibition game before the regular season starts.
"I'm looking forward to filling out that lineup card," Cox said. "I don't know how my roster is going to look. It depends what kind of pitching [Braves pitching coach] Roger [McDowell] gives me."
This will be the first time the Braves have played against their prospects to end their exhibition season. They have usually ended it at Turner Field against another Major League team.
After playing their prospects, the Braves will then travel to play the New York Mets on April 5. The home opener is April 13 against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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