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Craig Kimbrel

Braves to promote Coppolella to GM position

The Braves named John Coppolella as their new general manager Thursday, promoting him from assistant GM and giving him a four-year contract that runs through the first three seasons at their new Cobb County ballpark opening in 2017.tmpplchld "John has done amazing work for this organization, especially over the last twelve months, and this move keeps us in position to continue the important process that we began last October," said John Hart, who will continue as Braves president of baseball operations.tmpplchld While the team has had no one with the general-manager title since Frank Wren was fired Sept. 21, 2014, Coppolella and Hart shared the GM duties, with Coppolella doing much...