After 13 seasons as general manager, Doug Melvin will move into an advisory role with the Milwaukee Brewers, the team announced on Tuesday.
Melvin joined the Brewers in 2002, overseeing a 1,004–1,052 record and two playoff appearances. In his tenure, Melvin has gone through five managers in Milwaukee.
The Brewers do not have a timetable set for the new general manager’s hiring, but Melvin will remain with the team in his advisory role.
“I’m 63 years old and I’ve been doing this for 20 years,” Melvin said, according to MLB.com. “My gut feeling tells me it’s time to give Mark the opportunity to look over the next generation of general managers.”
Craig Counsell is the team's manager and possible candidates for the general manager position will be informed Counsell is remaining in that position, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said. Counsell was hired on May 4 after Ron Roenicke was fired.
“We are at the front end of a process,” Attanasio said. “I think there is momentum for the new general manager.”
The Brewers sit in last place of the NL Central at 48-65 and have not made the playoffs since 2011, when they advanced to the NLCS.
- Christopher Chavez