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Braves | Atlanta punished for rules violation

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:14:11 -0800

Former Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella has been permanently banned from MLB for violating rules in the international market, commissioner Rob Manfred announced Tuesday, Nov. 21. Additionally, rights to 13 internation prospects must be forfeited, including highly regarded prospect SS Kevin Maitan. Maitan had signed a $4.25 million deal with the Braves last year. The other 12 prospects forfeited are as follows: Juan Contreras, Yefri del Rosario, Abrahan Gutierrez, Juan Carlos Negret, Yenci Pena, Yunior Severino, Livan Soto, Guillermo Zuniga, Brandol Mezquita, Angel Rojas, Antonio Sucre and Ji Hwan Bae. These players will become free agents and are eligible to sign with any team. Finally, former special assistant Gordon Blakeley will be suspended one year and will not be allowed to work for any team during that time.

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Braves | Gordon Blakeley hired

Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:04:03 -0700

The Atlanta Braves have hired Gordon Blakeley to serve as an assistant to the general manager. He had been a longtime scout for the New York Yankees.

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