Doug Melvin steps down after 13 seasons as Brewers GM

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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.