The Atlanta Braves promoted John Coppolella to general manager on Thursday.
Copplella spent three seasons as assistant general manager.
Coppolella agreed to a four-year contract through the 2019 season, which will include the first three seasons at Atlanta's new SunTrust Park.
''When John Schuerholz took over as general manager 25 years ago, he won 14 straight (division) titles,'' Coppolella said. ''It has been nearly 10 years since he has been out of the GM chair and we've won one title. We want to get back to where we can go to five World Series in nine years, which is what was done here in the 1990s.''
Copplella will continue reporting to John Hart.