The Atlanta Braves have officially announced that general manager John Coppolella has resigned, effective immediately. The Braves have also confirmed that the resignation was a result of a break of Major League Baseball rules regarding the international player market.
“Major League Baseball is investigating the matter with our full cooperation and support,” said John Hart, Braves President of Baseball Operations. “We will not be issuing any further comment until the investigation is complete.”
The release indicates that the organization will begin an immediate search for Coppolella’s replacement and that Hart will perform the duties until a replacement is named.