ATLANTA -- As Bo Porter distances himself from his days as the Astros' manager and prepares to assume his new role as the Braves' third-base coach, he is looking forward to the opportunity to be reunited with Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez, the man who gave Porter his first job as a Major League coach.
The duo met in 2002, when Porter was playing for the Triple-A Richmond Braves squad that was managed by Gonzalez. As they sat in the dugout during a rain delay that year, the outfielder got the sense that his skipper was hinting that it was time to start looking toward his future as a coach.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.