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Doug Melvin steps down after 13 seasons as Brewers GM

Doug Melvin

Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin talks to reporters about Ryan Braun’s MLB suspension before a game against the San Diego Padres Monday, July 22, 2013, in Milwaukee. Braun, a former National League MVP , has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season and admitted he “made mistakes” in violating Major Leauge Baseball’s drug policies. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced the penalty Monday and released a statement by the Milwaukee Brewers slugger, who said: “I am not perfect. I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions.” (AP Photo/Morry Gash)


Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has stepped down, effective immediately, leaving the job he’s held since September of 2002.

Milwaukee faded badly down the stretch last season and has continued to struggle this year, sitting in last place with a 48-65 record.

Overall during Melvin’s time as GM the Brewers have a 1,004-1,052 record, which ranks 18th in MLB. In his 13 seasons at the helm they’ve topped 90 wins once, made the playoffs twice, and finished with a sub-.500 record seven times. The team has had five different managers in that span.

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Melvin will remain with the organization in an advisory role and owner Mark Attanasio is committed to keeping Craig Counsell as manager regardless of who’s chosen as the new GM.

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