Brewers ink manager Counsell to 3-year extension

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell is here to stay.

GM David Stearns announced at a press conference Friday that the Brewers have signed Counsell to a three-year extension that will run through the 2020 season.

“Craig has been a Brewer in the truest sense and is as much a Brewer in here as anyone,” Stearns said. “Craig understands the passion of this fan base.”Counsell guided the Brewers to a 73-89 record in his second season at the helm, presiding over a young roster in the midst of an organizational rebuild.

Originally tapped to lead the team after former manager Ron Roenicke was fired just 25 games into the 2015 season, Counsell has a career record of 134-165.

Counsell says he's committed to bringing “October baseball” to Milwaukee.

“We're taking the right steps, good steps, and now I feel like I will see it for sure,” he said.