Brewers, manager Craig Counsell agree to 3-year extension

Milwaukee Brewers' Craig Counsell smiles as he sits in the dugout prior to a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Brewers 3-2 in 11 innings. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers and manager Craig Counsell have agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2020 season.

General manager David Stearns made the announcement on Friday at Miller Park.

The 46-year-old Counsell just finished his first full season as skipper. He has a 134-165 record since taking over in May 2015 for the fired Ron Roenicke.

The rebuilding Brewers finished 73-89 this past season, a five-win improvement from 2015.

Counsell grew up in the Milwaukee area. His father, John, worked in the Brewers front office in the 1980s.