The Milwaukee Brewers are looking for a new general manager.
Team owner Mark Attanasio is in Chicago for the ownership meetings. He and GM Doug Melvin jointly told reporters that they are beginning the process of finding a new GM. Melvin said he told Attanasio he was ready to transition out of that role but will remain a paid adviser until a successor is found.
Melvin has been working on the final year of his contract for the first time since he started on the job back in 2002.
After going 5-17 in April, the Brewers dismissed manager Ron Roenicke and replaced him with Craig Counsell, who signed a three-year deal.
Attanasio said a tentative list of candidates have already been compiled and he’ll use the ownership meetings to seek permission to interview those candidates.
Attanasio said any new GM candidates would have to be very convincing to get them to agree to a managerial change from Craig Counsell.