The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly agreed to a three-year contract extension with manager Craig Counsell. The extension will keep Counsell at the helm of the team until the 2023 season. Counsell has managed the Brewers for the last four seasons, where he has made the wildcard game or postseason in the previous two seasons. In 2019, Counsell coached the Brewers to a wildcard game loss against the Washington Nationals, who would ultimately win the 2019 World Series. Mark Feinsand of MLB dot com, reported that the two sides have come to an agreement.
Manager Craig Counsell has been signed to a 3-year contract extension through the 2023 season. pic.twitter.com/Xlsq7gCaOI
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The National League Central has had a slew of managerial changes in the recent past. Most recently, the St. Louis Cardinals extended Mike Shildt with hopes to make a push in the 2020 postseason. The Pittsburgh Pirates also brought in Derek Shelton to be the new manager after a grouping of organizational changes. Bringing in Counsell has been great for the Brewers, who are hoping to stay competitive.
Counsell may not have taken home a manager of the year award falling short to Mike Shildt this season, but he has been a finalist for the award in each of the past two seasons. The Brewers have made some moves this offseason, including acquiring Luis Urias from the San Diego Padres in exchange from Trent Grisham. Counsell is forty-nine years old and will finish out his three years with seven years of managerial experience under his belt.