Longtime Braves strength-and-conditioning coach Frank Fultz is being replaced effective immediately, a highly unusual midseason move for the organization.
A team official confirmed the Braves would announce Wednesday that Fultz has been replaced by Phil Falco, a minor-league roving strength-and-conditioning instructor in the Braves organization.
The official would not say if Fultz was stepping down voluntarily. Fultz, 56, has been the Braves’ strength-and-conditioning coach since 1992.
Uh, that’s weird. A guy who has been with the team for 17 years is relieved of his duties in midseason? Something is going on here. I don’t think injuries have been more common this year than in the past. It’s probably something personal, but I wonder if this has anything to do with Jordan Shafer.