Report: Royals won't let Braves interview GM Dayton Moore

Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore. Charlie Riedel/AP
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) -- The Kansas City Royals don't appear to be too keen on losing the man who built their first championship team in three decades.

On Friday, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported that the Atlanta Braves had asked the Royals for their permission to interview General Manager Dayton Moore. The Braves wanted Moore to run their baseball operations.

According to Crasnick, sources told him Royals' owner David Glass denied their request. ESPN says Moore declined to comment on the report, telling them, "I'm focused on what we need to do here in Kansas City.'

The Braves front office is nothing new to Moore, who has been the Royals general manager since 2006. He started his career in Atlanta in 1997 as the team's assistant director of scouting before working his way up to Assistant General Manager there before coming to Kansas City.

The Kansas City Star reports Moore signed an undisclosed contract extension following the team's 2015 World Championship run.