The Milwaukee Brewers announced they’ve picked up the 2016 contract option for manager Ron Roenicke.
Under Roenicke, the Brewers offense collapsed in the final month last season. After spending five months in first place, the Brewers missed the playoffs with a 9-22 finish.
General Manager Doug Melvin is in the final year of his contract, but he said he felt it was more essential to extend Roenicke than worry about his own status at this time. Melvin didn’t want a lame-duck status to become a distraction for the Brewers.
In four seasons in Milwaukee, Roenicke is 335-313. They reached the playoffs in 2011 when they won the NL Central and advanced to the NLCS where they were eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals.