Anthopoulos, the former Toronto general manager, spent the last two seasons as the Dodgers' vice-president of baseball operations.
Anthopoulos, the former Toronto Blue Jays GM, will be in charge of baseball decisions, according to person with knowledge of the hiring who is not authorized to speak publicly because the move hasn't been announced.
The Braves have been without a general manager since John Coppolella resigned over a month ago.
Anthopoulos will take over a Braves team looking to reestablish itself as a National League contender. But Kansas City did not give permission to Moore to interview for the position.
If Anthopoulos, was a Plan B, then most around baseball would probably agree it was an impressive fallback for the Braves, especially considering the black eye the organization has absorbed since details of the investigation first began to leak. He pulled off deals for the likes of Josh Donaldson, Troy Tulowitzki and David Price.
Anthopoulos actually left the Jays in very good shape, with some big-time prospects such as Vladimir Guerrero Jr., not just major-league stars.
With the Braves potentially subject to penalties once MLB concludes its investigation into activity conducted within the domestic Draft and on the worldwide market, there is obviously a need to hire a strong leader who can improve morale and also build trust around the league. If he is removed from his current role, the Braves would not necessarily have to name somebody president of baseball operations; the GM hired could handle the responsibilities of the role.