Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria hires his fourth manager on October 3, 2006 since buying the team four years ago. Florida hires Braves third-base coach Fredi Gonzalez to replace first-year skipper Joe Girardi, who had a well-publicized feud with the owner during the season.
Fredi has a roller coaster of a ride as a manager and coach.
On October 13, 2010, González was officially named the new manager for the Atlanta Braves, succeeding the retiring Bobby Cox.
On October 5, 2012, González managed his first postseason game as a Major League manager. It was a 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2012 National League Wild Card Game at Turner Field. González put this game under protest after the Infield Fly Rule was called by umpire Sam Holbrook on a ball that fell in shallow left field in the bottom of the eighth inning. González earned his first major league postseason win on October 4, 2013, in a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Turner Field in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.
After a 9–28 start in 2016, González was fired by the Braves on May 17.
On November 7, 2016, the Miami Marlins hired González as their new third base coach.