Braves extend their general manager’s contract until 2031

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have agreed to extend general manager Alex Anthopoulos’ contract so that the executive will remain with the six-time reigning NL East champion team through the end of the 2031 season.

The team announced the deal on Friday and will retain the general manager who led them to win the World Series in 2021 and who has been responsible for several players signing long-term contracts.

Anthopoulos was hired by the Braves after the 2017 season, when the organization lost four straight seasons and was coming off a scandal for signing international players. His predecessor John Coppolella was initially banned for life by MLB, although they lifted the penalty a year ago.

With Anthopoulos at the helm, the Braves began their division winning streak in 2018. This season, Atlanta won a major league-high 104 wins before being eliminated in the Division Series for the second year.

Anthopoulos, 46, thanked team CEO Terry McGuirk “for his continued support and trust.”

His last contract with the Braves was announced in February 2020 and would expire after the 2024 season.

Source: AP

2024-01-13 05:54:10
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