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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.

12/11 - Athletics | Oakland moves Joey Wendle
12/11 - Rays | Joey Wendle acquired by Rays
12/11 - Pirates | Pittsburgh claims Engelb Vielma
12/11 - Mariners | Cam Perkins claimed by Seattle
12/11 - Tigers | Victor Alcantara clears waivers
12/11 - Astros | Houston inks two to minors deals
12/11 - Rangers | Chris Martin lands with Texas
12/11 - Cubs | Brandon Morrow agrees with Cubs
12/10 - Angels | Albert Pujols to see more time at first base?
12/10 - Angels | Shohei Ohtani won't be used as outfielder
12/10 - Angels | Shohei Ohtani contract details
12/9 - Nationals | David Goforth signed
12/9 - Angels | Two signed to minor-league deals
12/9 - Angels | Justin Kelly traded
12/9 - Braves | Justin Kelly acquired
12/9 - Braves | Trio signed to minor-league deals
12/9 - Yankees | Giancarlo Stanton set to join Yankees
12/9 - Marlins | Miami to acquire three for Giancarlo Stanton
12/9 - Rangers | Texas signs Yenci Pena
12/9 - Marlins | Starlin Castro likely headed to Miami
12/9 - Yankees | Yanks appear close to acquiring Giancarlo Stanton
12/9 - Royals | Scott Barlow financial details
12/9 - Tigers | Derek Norris financial details
12/9 - Twins | Minnesota signs three players
12/9 - Rockies | Chris Iannetta financial details
12/9 - Rays | Cody Hall signed
12/9 - Twins | Minnesota signs Yunior Severino
12/8 - Rockies | Colorado signs Chris Iannetta
12/8 - Diamondbacks | Arizona claims Henry Owens
12/8 - Mariners | Seattle claims Mike Morin

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