Braves hire GM

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for­mer ex­ec­u­tive their as the The 40, He gen­eral Dodgers’ At­lanta spent was Dodgers Alex in­tro­duced man­ager. the Braves An­thopou­los vice last and pres­i­dent two An­thopou­los, have Blue on sea­sons Mon­day. hired Jays as of base­ball John to re­sign Cop­polella, oper­a­tions. Oct. 2 af­ter who He an was suc­ceeds on­go­ing forced in­ves­ti­ga­tion Base­ball dis­closed by Ma­jor rule vi­o­la­tions League com­mit­ted by the Braves in the international player mar­ket. Af­ter be­ing named the Blue Jays’ GM in 2009, An­thopou­los helped build the team that won the AL East in 2015, end­ing a 22-year post­sea­son drought. It was not im­me­di­ately known if An­thopou­los will be given con­trol of base­ball oper­a­tions with the Braves, du­ties that have been man­aged by team pres­i­dent John Hart. An­thopou­los be­gan his base­ball ca­reer with the Mon­treal Ex­pos as a pub­lic­ity in­tern be­fore mov­ing to scout­ing for three years. He joined Toronto af­ter the 2003 sea­son as a scout­ing co­or­di­na­tor and earned a pro­mo­tion to vice pres­i­dent of base­ball oper­a­tions and as­sis­tant gen­eral man­ager in 2006 be­fore tak­ing over as GM.

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