Braves General Manager John Coppolella To Resign

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Per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, John Coppolella will resign as General Manager of the Atlanta Braves today.

The Braves confirmed and announced the resignation, which “is a result of a breach of MLB rules regarding the international player market.” Special assistant to the general manager Gordon Blakeley will also resign.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports tweeted that Major League Baseball has been investigating Coppolella in recent weeks due to anonymous complaints about that subject, as well as his general treatment of his employees.

The search for a new general manager President of Baseball Operations John Hart will assume his duties until Coppolella’s replacement is found.

“Major League Baseball is investigating the matter with our full cooperation and support,” said Hart.

The Braves finished third in the National League East division in 2017, going 72-90.

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