ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Alex Anthopoulos that will keep him with the club through the 2031 season.
“Alex and I have enjoyed a wonderful working relationship, and I look forward to that continuing for many years to come,” said Terry McGuirk, Chairman & CEO of Braves Holdings, LLC. “I have been around this game a very long time and know that Alex’s track record of success is truly something special. There is simply no one better in the business. This extension gives Alex the runway to make long-term decisions and the opportunity to continue his track record of assembling teams that are perennial contenders. I have the utmost confidence in his ability to deliver championship baseball for our fans well into the future.”
“I’d like to thank Terry for his continued support and trust,” said Anthopoulos. “The Braves are an incredible organization to be a part of, and I’m proud of the success we’ve achieved together. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to lead baseball operations and to strive to bring another World Series to Atlanta.”
Anthopoulos, 46, was originally hired as the club’s Executive Vice President, General Manager on November 13, 2017, before being promoted to his current role in February of 2020. In six seasons under his leadership, Atlanta has compiled a 515-354 (.593) record, won six consecutive NL East division titles, and captured the 2021 World Series championship. The Braves’ 515 wins under Anthopoulos’ direction stand as the third most in baseball since 2018, as do their 24 postseason victories. He was named by Baseball America as the MLB Executive of the Year following the 2022 season and has finished as runner-up for Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year Award in each of the last two years.
Prior to joining the Braves, Anthopoulos worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he served as Vice President, Baseball Operations for two seasons. He also spent six seasons as the Toronto Blue Jays’ General Manager, which culminated in an American League East title in 2015 to snap Toronto’s 22-year postseason drought. Anthopoulos was selected as Sporting News’ MLB Executive of the Year that season. He originally joined Toronto following the 2003 season as a scouting coordinator and earned a promotion to Vice President, Baseball Operations and Assistant General Manager in 2006 before taking over as GM on October 3, 2009.