Bialas took this past year off after spending each of the previous 19 seasons in the Cubs' organization. He served as the club's field coordinator from 2001-11. Before that, he was Double-A Tennessee's manager (2000-01) and Chicago's bullpen coach (1995-2000).
Before joining the Cubs, Bialas served as San Diego's bullpen coach (1993-94) and spent 11 seasons as a manager in the Cardinals' Minor League system.
The Braves will later announce a replacement for Dave Brundage, who has been hired by the Phillies to serve as Triple-A Lehigh Valley's manager. Brundage had served as Atlanta's Triple-A manager since the start of the 2007 season.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.