MILWAUKEE After an unprecedented year of success for the Brewers in 2011, with Milwaukee winning the NL Central and coming just short of a World Series appearance, the organization announced Tuesday that it has extended the contracts of current general manager Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke.
Melvin's extension also includes a promotion, officially naming him the Brewers' president of baseball operations. As the new president, Melvin's contract will be extended through 2015, while Roenicke's deal as manager will extend through the 2014 season with a club option for 2015.
Last season, as the Brewers won a franchise-record 96 games, Melvin was named Executive of the Year by Baseball America and Co-executive of the Year by Sporting News.
"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," Brewers principal owner Mark Atta...