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Tinnish withdraws from Braves front office post

Blue Jays assistant GM cites personal reasons for decision
MLB.com

Andrew Tinnish, hired recently by the Braves as vice president of amateur and international scouting, has withdrawn from his position due to personal reasons, the club announced Friday.

"After deep consideration and despite a great opportunity from the Braves, I feel the best decision for me and my family is to remain in Toronto with the Blue Jays," Tinnish said in a statement.

Andrew Tinnish, hired recently by the Braves as vice president of amateur and international scouting, has withdrawn from his position due to personal reasons, the club announced Friday.

"After deep consideration and despite a great opportunity from the Braves, I feel the best decision for me and my family is to remain in Toronto with the Blue Jays," Tinnish said in a statement.

The Braves announced Tinnish's hiring Monday along with the promotion of Perry Minasian to vice president of baseball operations and assistant general manager. Tinnish will instead remain in his role as the Blue Jays' assistant general manager.

"I know this was a difficult decision for Andrew, but it is one that he made with his family's best interests in mind," Braves executive vice president and general manager Alex Anthopoulos said in a statement. "We wish Andrew and his family all the best in their future endeavors."

Tinnish joined the Blue Jays organization in 2001 and was promoted to director of amateur scouting in 2009 by Anthopoulos in his first few months as Toronto's general manager. Tinnish has served as Toronto's assistant general manager since Anthopoulos promoted him to that role midway through the 2012 season.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays