MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - The Milwaukee Brewers will keep two of their top leaders around for awhile.
General manager Doug Melvin has been given a three-year contract extension through 2015. Manager Ron Roenicke was given a two-year extension through 2014, with a club option for ’15.
Brewers’ owner Mark Attanasio announced both moves Tuesday afternoon.
He said Melvin has proven to be one of the most respected leaders in the industry – and he’s a key resource as the Brewers continue to build a championship team. Atanasio says Roenicke’s leadership is instrumental not only to guiding a successful team, but to creating what the owner called, “one of the best clubhouse environments in all of baseball.”
Melvin has been with the Brewers since late 2002. He was named the Major League executive of the year last season, when Milwaukee won 96 games and came within two victories of making the World Series.
Roenicke – the Brewers’ 18th manager in their 43-year history – led the team to its first division title in 29 years in 2011. And he finished second in the voting for the National League manager of the year.