MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers have signed general manager Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke to contract extensions.
Melvin also received a promotion from executive vice president to president of baseball operations. His extension carries through 2015. Roenicke's contract goes through 2014, with a club option for 2015.
In a statement from the team, Melvin said, “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. I believe we have built a winning culture here at the Brewers, and we embrace the higher expectations that naturally come along with that change. I also want to thank the fans of this team as they over-deliver in every way. Milwaukee is a very special city to me and my family, and we are proud to call it home.”
Melvin has been the Brewers GM since 2002 and was named the 2011 Major League Executive of the Year by Baseball America.
In his first season as manager, Roenicke led Milwaukee to a team-record 96 wins and the first division crown since 1982.
“I want to thank Mark Attanasio, Doug Melvin and everyone else with the Brewers for giving me this opportunity,” Roenicke said in the statement. “I also want to thank the players and our coaching staff for their efforts, and just as importantly, our fans for their incredible support.”
Roenicke finished second in National League manager of the year voting in 2011.
Brewers chairman and principal owner Mark Attanasio praised the duo, saying in the statement, "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. 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."