Gilbreath spent seven seasons playing in the Atlanta Braves infield. He came up in 1972 and by 1976 he was the team’s starting second baseman. He held the spot for two years, then shifted between second and third base in 1978, which would be his last year in the big leagues. He spent two seasons playing at AAA before retiring in 1980. In 500 games, Gilbreath hit .248 with 14 home runs.
Following his playing career, Gilbreath worked in various roles for the Braves organization, including scout, minor league manager and player development executive.
Rod Gilbreath – career stats