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Braves hire Dana Brown as new VP of Scouting

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Alex Anthopoulos worked closely with Brown during his time in Toronto.

MLB: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves have hired Dana Brown to become the Vice President of Scouting.

The news comes just 48 hours after Alex Anthopoulos fired longtime scouting director Brian Bridges and senior advisor Roy Clark.

“We are extremely excited to add Dana to our baseball operations staff,” said Braves General Manager Alex Anthopoulos. “His track record of identifying major league talent is unquestioned, and we look forward to his contributions to our organization.”

The Braves announced the move via press release on Friday afternoon.

From that news release: Brown joined the Blue Jays prior to the 2010 season and served as one of the organization’s top evaluators, contributing to a pair of postseason appearances. Toronto’s 2015 A.L. East Championship clinched the club’s first postseason appearance since 1993, and snapped the longest playoff drought in the majors at the time. Brown worked as the director of scouting for the Expos/Nationals for eight seasons from 2002-09, during which he drafted over 40 major league players, including seven All-Stars. He began his scouting career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1994, and served as an area supervisor and East Coast scouting coordinator for eight seasons before joining the Expos.