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Source: Braves denied from interviewing Moore

MLB.com @mlbbowman and @FlannyMLB

KANSAS CITY -- Rumors continue to persist about the Atlanta Braves' interest in Royals general manager Dayton Moore as a possible candidate for their general manager opening or another front-office position.

However, a source told MLB.com on Friday that Kansas City denied permission for Atlanta to interview Moore.

KANSAS CITY -- Rumors continue to persist about the Atlanta Braves' interest in Royals general manager Dayton Moore as a possible candidate for their general manager opening or another front-office position.

However, a source told MLB.com on Friday that Kansas City denied permission for Atlanta to interview Moore.

Moore has declined comment on the Braves' GM situation and has reiterated his desire to focus on structuring the Royals for the future. But he has refused to publicly deny any interest in the Braves' position, saying only it is inappropriate to comment on another team's position opening.

Moore said last week that being general manager of the Royals is "doing what I'm supposed to be doing."

Moore signed an extension of undisclosed length in 2016 to remain as the Royals' GM.

Mark Bowman has covered the Braves for MLB.com since 2001. Listen to his podcast.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB and listen to his podcast.

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