Doug Melvin steps down after 13 seasons as Brewers GM


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.

Braves minor leaguer Braxton Davidson fractures foot on walk-off homer in AFL Championship Game

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Braves minor league first baseman Braxton Davidson played the hero during the Arizona Fall League Championship Game on Saturday, but followed up his game-winning homer with what appeared to be a broken left foot.

Braxton had just lofted a 2-1 pitch from Nationals left-hander Taylor Guilbeau in the bottom of the 10th inning and was making his way around the bases when he started hopping on his right foot as he neared the plate. After being helped off the field, that the infielder was quickly taken to a local hospital for further examination, the results of which have yet to be made public.

The 22-year-old helped lift the Peoria Javelinas to their fifth AFL title and second since 2017. He went 2-for-5 with a single and home run in Saturday’s finale over the Salt River Rafters. During the regular season, he completed his third consecutive campaign in High-A and slashed .171/.281/.365 with a career-high 20 home runs and a .646 OPS through 481 plate appearances.