In their first major off-the-field firing since 1990, the Atlanta Braves on Monday dismissed Frank Wren as general manager less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the National League playoff race.
John Hart, the former Cleveland and Texas general manager, 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...