Braves GM Coppolella resigns amid MLB investigation
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Braves general manager John Coppolella resigned from his position on Monday after news broke the Major League Baseball was investigating the Braves organization for possibly breaking international signing rules.
The 38-year-old was the architect of the Braves' top-ranked farm system. The Braves announced his resignation today claiming a "breach of Major League Baseball rules regarding the international player market."
Coppolella was promoted to general manager on Oct. 1, 2015 and resigned just two years and one day after signing a four-year contract.
President of Baseball Operations John Hart will perform GM duties until the team hires a replacement for Coppolella.
The Braves finished the 2017 season 72-90 and third place in the National League East.