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Atlanta Braves g.m. John Coppolella resigns

John Coppolella, g.m. of the Atlanta Braves, has resigned amid allegations of wrongdoing

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Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella has resigned, according to multiple reports from national baseball writers. Per Ken Rosenthal, the team says Coppolella’s resignation was due to “breach of rules in international market.” Jeff Passan says Coppolella was “not well-liked among his peers,” and describes the reaction as being a “lot of schadenfreude.”

This is a pretty major deal, especially as it appears to be stemming from an MLB investigation into the organization, and Coppolella in particular. The 39 year old had been g.m. since October 1, 2015, having been promoted to the position by former Rangers g.m. John Hart, who is currently President of Baseball Operations for the Braves.