Brewers extend contracts of GM Melvin, Roenicke
MILWAUKEE- The Brewers announced Tuesday that President of Baseball Operations - General Manager Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke have received contract extensions.
The Brewers say Melvin's extension carries through the 2015 season, while Roenicke's contract will go through 2014 with a club option for 2015.
"In two of the past four years we reached significant milestones by advancing to the Postseason, and we have reached a point where we expect to field a perennially competitive team. This was one of my highest priorities when I first became involved with the Milwaukee Brewers, and we could not have accomplished it without the efforts of Doug Melvin and his Baseball Operations staff," said Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio. "Doug is one of the most respected leaders in the industry, and he is a key resource for me as we continue to work toward building a championship team."
Doug Melvin became the Brewers GM in 2002 after serving as GM of the Texas Rangers from 1996-2001. The Brewers have reached the playoffs twice during his tenure as GM (2008, 2011). He was named the 2011 Major League Executive of the Year by Baseball America after the Brewers won a franchise-record 96 games and advanced to the National League Championship Series.
Ron Roenicke was named Brewers manager back in 2010. In his first full season, 2011, the Brewers reached the NLCS and he finished second in voting for NL manager of the year.
"I want to thank Mark Attanasio, Doug Melvin and everyone else with the Brewers for giving me this opportunity," Roenicke said. "I also want to thank the players and our coaching staff for their efforts, and just as importantly, our fans for their incredible support."
Roenicke, Melvin and Attanasio will address the media about the moves Tuesday evening.