Former Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella has been placed on baseball's permanently ineligible list and the team will lose its top prospect as part of MLB's penalties against the team for rules violations in the international market. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred ruled that the Braves must forfeit 13 international prospects, including their best -- Kevin Maitan. MLB announced the penalties Tuesday in a statement written by Manfred. Atlanta must forfeit Maitan, Juan Contreras, Yefri del Rosario, Abrahan Gutierrez, Juan Carlos Negret, Yenci Peña, Yunior Severino, Livan Soto, Guillermo Zuniga, Brandol Mezquita, Angel Rojas, Antonio Sucre and Ji Hwan Bae.
Breaking: Coppolella banned for life as part of MLB's sanctions
ESPN | Nov 21