Alex Anthopoulos to be next GM of Atlanta Braves, report says


He was working as the vice-president of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2016.

Sherman says the Braves could make an announcement possibly as soon as this week during the GM meetings.

The former Toronto Blue Jays GM replaces John Coppolella, who resigned last month amid an investigation into violations in the worldwide player market.

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The investigation is expected to be completed within the next few weeks and the Braves are likely to face heavy penalties including the possible loss of prospects and restrictions on draft and free-agent dealings.

The situation is far from being finalized, however, due to the Braves holding out hope that Moore could still become available, Major League Baseball's ongoing investigation into signing violations under former Braves GM John Coppolella, and the status of Braves president of baseball operations John Hart. Three sources paint Anthopoulos as the front-runner for the job, given that there still seems to be little traction to the idea of Moore leaving Kansas City for Atlanta.

Alex Anthopoulos, 40, served as general manager for the Toronto Blue Jays from 2009 to 2015 when he declined the team's offer of a five-year extension.

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Earlier in November, Anthopoulos told the Star he was still a Jays fan.

Anthopolous will be reunited in Atlanta with Perry Minasian, his former Blue Jays scouting director who was hired in September as Braves director of player personnel, a new position in the organization.

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