The Milwaukee Brewers announced Friday that they have extended the contract of manager Craig Counsell through the 2020 season.
Counsell became the 19th manager in franchise history on May 4, 2015 and was given a three-year deal at the time. He replaced Ron Roenicke, who was fired after the Brewers got off to a 7-18 start that season.
The Brewers started a rebuild of the franchise shortly after Counsell was named the teams skipper. Before that season was done, David Stearns was hired to take over for Doug Melvin.
With Stearns turning over the roster, Counsell led the Brewers to a 73-89 record, a five-game improvement from 2015.
Counsell grew up in nearby Whitefish Bay and has been a part of the Brewers as a fan, a player and now the manager.
Counsell has championships as a player with the Marlins in 1997 and the Diamondbacks in 2001. He said he wants to oversee this rebuild and wants to see the Brewers winning meaningful games in October.