The Atlanta Braves have promoted assistant general manager John Coppolella to the role of general manager.
The news was first reported by MLB.com's Mark Bowman.
Coppolella, 37, previously served as the New York Yankees' front office and scouting department from 2000 to 2006. He was hired by the Braves in 2011 as the Director of Pro Scouting. He was promoted to assistant general manager in 2013 and was on the Braves' shortlist of candidates to replace general manager Frank Wren after his firing in 2014.
Coppolella will work under former general manager John Hart, who now takes over as the Braves' president of baseball operations.
The Braves enter Thursday with a 64–94 record and sit toward the bottom of the National League East division.
- Christopher Chavez