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Brewers bypass Bobby Valentine, choose Ron Roenicke as new manager

Texas Rangers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Mike Napoli #44 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates his run with Ron Roenicke #10, Hideki Matsui #55, and Howie Kendrick #47 for a 1-0 lead over the Texas Rangers during the second inning at Angel Stadium on September 20, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times just tweeted that “sources are saying that Brewers have hired Ron Roenicke” to be their new manager.

Cowley covers the White Sox, not the Brewers, but Chicago bench coach Joey Cora was in the mix for the Milwaukee job.

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel passed along Cowley’s report and added: “I have reason to believe he is correct.”

Roenicke managed in the minors and has served as the Angels’ bench coach since 2006, when he took over the job after Mike Scioscia’s former right-hand man, Joe Maddon, left to manage the Rays.

Several previous reports had Bobby Valentine as the front-runner for the Milwaukee job, but apparently much like with the Marlins during the season his Brewers courtship broke down somewhere along the line.

UPDATE: Haudricourt has confirmed the news.