Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns announced on Tuesday that the teams entire coaching staff would return in 2017.
Stearns, along with manager Craig Counsell, wrapped up the team’s 73-89 season with a morning news conference at Miller Park.
Counsell said it was important for the growth of the young team to keep the coaching staff together for next season.
“I think that speaks to both the quality of job we think they did throughout the major league season and the continuity we’re looking to build throughout our entire organization,” said Stearns. “Certainly, it’s a deserving group and we’re very pleased to have that group back.”
Defensively, the Brewers led the major leagues with 136 errors. They also set a major league record for strikeouts in a season.
While the assistant coaches are all coming back, manager Craig Counsell has a contract that runs through the 2017 season. Team owner Mark Attanasio said last month that Stearns would address Counsell’s status in the off-season. If that holds true, expect Counsell to receive a contract extension soon.