Braves set to hire An­thopou­los as GM

The Star Democrat - - SPORTS -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. — (TNS) The At­lanta Braves will hire for­mer Blue Jays gen­eral man­ager Alex An­thopou­los as their next gen­eral man­ager, a per­son fa­mil­iar with the sit­u­a­tion con­firmed late Sun­day.

An­thopou­los served seven years as Blue Jays gen­eral man­ager through 2015 — he was hired to that post at just 32 years of age — be­fore spend­ing the past two sea­sons as Dodgers vice pres­i­dent of baseball op­er­a­tions.

He has a back­ground in scout­ing but was among the first wave of young GMs to fully em­brace the use of sta­tis­ti­cal an­a­lyt­ics, and he’s known for be­ing ag­gres­sive with trades and signings.

An­thopou­los’ hir­ing comes just as the GM Meet­ings be­gin Mon­day at the Wal­dorf As­to­ria Orlando, Fla., and six weeks af­ter John Cop­polella was forced to re­sign as Braves GM amid a in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Ma­jor League Baseball into nu­mer­ous al­leged rules in­frac­tions by the Braves in the ar­eas of in­ter­na­tional free agency and the draft.

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