Brewers extend contracts of GM Melvin and skipper Roenicke
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - The Milwaukee Brewers announced contract extensions on Tuesday for general manager Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke.
Melvin, who was also promoted to president of baseball operations, has been extended through 2015, while Roenicke's contract now runs through 2014 and includes 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."
During his tenure, Melvin has engineered trades that landed former AL Cy Young Award winners CC Sabathia and Zack Greinke while signing home-grown talent to long-term deals, such as reigning NL MVP Ryan Braun and two-time All-Star Corey Hart.
"I want to thank Mark Attanasio and his ownership group for their confidence in me and my staff, and for their support year in and year out," said Melvin, who is in his 10th season with the Brewers.
Roenicke is in just his second year as a major league manager. In 2011, he guided the Brewers to their first division title since 1982, a franchise- record 96 wins and a berth in the NLCS.
"Ron has been a tremendous addition to our staff and his leadership is instrumental in not only guiding a successful team, but also developing one of the best clubhouse environments in all of baseball," Melvin said. "He and his staff have worked tirelessly to put us in a great position to win, and he has been very supportive of everything we are looking to accomplish."
05/08 16:46:33 ET