ATLANTA -- Braves general manager John Coppolella has resigned from his position, the team announced on Monday afternoon.
The resignation came as a result of a breach of Major League Baseball rules regarding the international player market, the Braves' statement said.
The organization will begin an immediate search for Coppolella's replacement, and president of baseball operations John Hart will perform the GM duties until a replacement is named.
Coppolella served as the Braves' general manager for the past two seasons. He was given the title near the end of the 2015 season, approximately one year after he and Hart were installed atop the Braves' baseball operations department following the September 2014 dismissal of Frank Wren as the club's GM.
"Major League Baseball is investigating the matter with our full cooperation and support," said Hart. "We will not be issuing any further comment until the investigation is complete.
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