The Milwaukee Brewers have extended manager Craig Counsell through the 2020 season.
General Manager David Stearns made the announcement Friday.
“I am pleased that we have reached an agreement with Craig to keep him as our manager well into the future,” said Stearns. “Craig possesses the skillset, intelligence and determination to lead our team back to consistent competitiveness. Over the past year, I have observed Craig’s leadership first hand, and am confident
that he is the right man for this job.”
Counsell was set to have his current three-year contract end next season.
The team has gone 135-165 in his tenure since taking over for the fired Ron Roenicke in May of 2015. His team went 73-89 last season - a five-win improvement from the previous year, all part of the rebuilding project undertaken by GM David Stearns which has included countless personnel changes on the field.
"I'm really pleased that we've had a cohesive unit all season long, even as pieces have come and gone," Stearns told McCalvy.