ATLANTA — For nearly a quarter-century, the Braves have been all about stability.
That changed Monday.
In their first major off-the-field firing since 1990, the Braves dismissed general manager Frank Wren less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the National League playoff race.
The move came with one week remaining in the regular season. Former Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers general manager John Hart will serve as Wren’s interim replacement.
“It was time,” team president John Schuerholz said. “It was time for the organization’s well-being.”
For the Braves, it was the most jarring change of direction since manager Russ Nixon was fired 65 games into the 1990 season. He was succeeded by Bobby Cox, who remained in that job until his retirement in 2010.
Schuerholz was the Braves’ general manager for 17 seasons before moving up to president in 2007, handing the GM job to his hand-picked successor, Wren.
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