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Craig Counsell's playing career with the Brewers was already pretty much over. The team said early in the offseason they wouldn't be bringing him back, and have added a few Counsell-like players over the past couple months. Today, Counsell's playing career officially comes to a close, with the announcement of his retirement and hiring as Special Assistant to the General Manager.Counsell has always seemed like a baseball lifer, so it's really no surprise that he quickly found work. When the Brewers told him they wouldn't be bringing him back as a player, Counsell said he would weigh offers for jobs both on the field and off. More details about his new job with the Brewers will be announced later this afternoon, but right now we know that he's staying home for a "significant role." It appears he won't just be a glorified intern.Counsell's on-field career with the Brewers didn't have as many memorable moments as his stints with the Marlins ...
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MILWAUKEE Milwaukee Brewers infielder Craig Counsell spent the past five seasons playing for his hometown team, and now he'll get the chance to start his front office career in the city where he grew up.
Brewers general manager Doug Melvin announced Tuesday that Counsell, whose retirement after 15 seasons was expected, will be a special assistant to the GM.
"We are pleased...
The group of active Diamondbacks remaining from the 2001 World Series team shrank to three Tuesday with the announcement that Craig Counsell would retire after 15 seasons and take a front office position with the Milwaukee Brewers, where he played the last five seasons.
Counsell, 41, met the Milwaukee media Tuesday alongside Brewers general manager Doug Melvin to make the news official...
Milwaukee Brewers infielder Craig Counsell has decided to retire and join the club's front office.
The Brewers said Tuesday that Counsell will become special assistant to general manager Doug Melvin. Counsell is a Milwaukee native and follows his father into the Brewers' front office. John Counsell worked there from 1979-1987.
The 41-year-old Counsell completed his 15th...
MILWAUKEE -- After a 16-year career that included two World Series championships and two playoff appearances with his hometown Brewers, infielder Craig Counsell on Tuesday said goodbye to his playing career.
But he said hello to a new career: He is joining the Brewers front office as a special assistant to general manager Doug Melvin.
It was fitting, then, that Counsell announced...
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Brewers infielder Craig Counsell has decided to retire and join the club's front office.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- When he was 19 years old, Craig Counsell met Sandy Alderson, who was the Oakland Athletics' general manager at the time.
Craig Counsell will enter his role as a special advisor in the Brewers' front office having proved to be a consummate professional over his career. And he has the distinction of being part of two dramatic Game 7 rallies in the World Series. But Counsell holds a much more meaningful distinction to former Major League coach Rich Donnelly. To him, Counsell was, and forever is, ...
After 16 seasons, nine postseason series and two World Series championships, Craig Counsell is ready to begin a second career as a special assistant to Brewers general manager Doug Melvin.
After a 15-year major league playing career that included two World Series victories, Craig Counsell announced his retirement as a player Tuesday, taking a front office job with the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers have named former infielder Craig Counsell as a special assistant to the general manager.