MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers moved Craig Counsell from the front office to the dugout on Monday, as the team formally announced a new manager in the wake of Ron Roenicke's dismissal.
"Craig has many years of Major League playing experience, and his three-plus years of learning all aspects of baseball operations helps prepare him for this managerial position," general manager Doug Melvin said. "There will be challenges, but Craig has never shied away from leadership responsibilities on the field as a player or in his most recent role. I believe his on-field success as a player and his awareness for preparation should resonate in the clubhouse. Growing up in Milwaukee, it is very important for him to bring a winning culture and team success to Brewers fans."