The Atlanta Braves fired general Manager Frank Wren on Monday, ending a disappointing tenure that produced only two playoff opportunities and one playoff game victory since 2007.
The Braves have dismissed general manager Frank Wren. John Hart has been named as the interim GM.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 22, 2014
John Hart will take over as the interim general manager. Hart will be part of a three man “transition team” along with John Schuerholz and Bobby Cox, to find a new GM.
Sports Illustrated reported Wren’s termination one day after Atlanta was eliminated from the Wild Card race with Sunday’s 10-2 shellacking by the Mets, their eighth loss in the last ten games.
So far, the 2014 campaign for the Braves leaves them in second place in the NL East with a 76-79 record and 15 games behind the Washington Nationals.
“It’s disappointing,” said Wren, who becomes the first general manager fired by the Braves since 1990. “I think we had a club we thought could go into the postseason and have a good chance because of our pitching.”