Brewers extend contracts for Melvin, Roenicke

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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers have announced contract extensions for General Manager Doug Melvin and Manager Ron Roenicke.

Melvin’s extension carries through the 2015 season, while Roenicke’s contract will go through 2014 with a Club Option for 2015.

Melvin was named to his post on September 26, 2002 and is in his 10th season with the Brewers. He was named the 2011 Major League Executive of the Year by Baseball America after the Brewers won a franchise-record 96 games and advanced to the National League Championship Series. He was also named Co-Executive of the Year by The Sporting News and won the Rube Foster Legacy Award, presented by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to the National League’s top executive.

In Melvin’s tenure with the Brewers, he has engineered many key trades and signings, including trading for four of the game’s top pitchers – CC Sabathia, Zack Greinke, Shaun Marcum and Francisco Rodriguez. Each of the four played critical roles in helping the Brewers advance to Postseason play (2008 and 2011). In addition, he signed many of the team’s key, home-grown players to long-term contracts prior to their free agent years, including Ryan Braun, Yovani Gallardo, Corey Hart, Jonathan Lucroy and Rickie Weeks.

Prior to joining the Brewers, Melvin also served as General Manager of the Texas Rangers (1996-2001) where he helped lead the franchise to its first-ever Postseason berth in 1996.