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Brewers sign pitcher Lohse to 3-year deal

PHOENIX, March 25 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers announced Monday they have signed free agent right-handed starter Kyle Lohse to a three-year contract.

MLB: Washington 8, Milwaukee 2

MILWAUKEE, July 26 (UPI) -- Adam LaRoche homered for a third straight game Thursday and the Washington Nationals beat Milwaukee 8-2 for their sixth straight win.
Brewers: Greinke will be traded

Brewers: Greinke will be traded

MILWAUKEE, July 26 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin says the team will trade pitcher Zack Greinke before next week's non-waiver trade deadline, USA Today reported.

Brewers keep GM, look for new manager

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers announced Friday that interim Manager Dale Sveum would not be given the job on a permanent basis next season.
Brewers fire Manager Ned Yost

Brewers fire Manager Ned Yost

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers, tied in the race for the National League wild card playoff spot but having lost 11 of 14 games, Monday fired Manager Ned Yost.
Braun signs long-term deal with Brewers

Braun signs long-term deal with Brewers

MILWAUKEE, May 15 (UPI) -- Outfielder Ryan Braun, last year's National League rookie of the year, has signed a record eight-year contract extension with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Milwaukee pitcher has torn knee ligament

MILWAUKEE, May 2 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo Friday was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a torn ligament in his right knee.

Milwaukee manager gets 1-year extension

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers Friday exercised their signing option to extend the contract of Manager Ned Yost for the 2009 season.

Suppan signs with Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Free-agent pitcher Jeff Suppan has signed a four-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers worth more than $10 million a season.

Jeff Suppan signs with Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Veteran right-hander Jeff Suppan Sunday signed a four-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Brewers re-sign Francisco Cordero

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers Friday picked up the 2007 contract option on right-hander Francisco Cordero.

Ned Yost gets contract extension

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Brewers Manager Ned Yost Saturday signed a two-year contract extension.

Carlos Lee gets new deal with Brewers

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers Thursday picked up the 2006 contract option on first baseman Carlos Lee.

Brewers ax Botallico

MILWAUKEE, July 27 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday designated pitcher Ricky Bottalico for assignment. They have 10 days to decide if they will trade him or release him outright. I
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Douglas Robert Melvin (born August 8, 1952) is a Canadian front office executive in Major League Baseball who currently serves as the general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers of the National League. He has held the position since October 2002, when he replaced Dean Taylor.

A former minor league pitcher who played in the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees farm systems from 1972–78, Melvin began his front office career with the Yankees as an assistant scouting director, then spent nearly a decade (1987–94) as assistant general manager and director of player development of the Baltimore Orioles. In his first general manager posting, with the Texas Rangers from 1994–2001, the Rangers qualified for the postseason three times — the only times the franchise had done so to that point in its 48-year history. Melvin spent the 2002 season as a consultant for the Boston Red Sox before taking the reins in Milwaukee.

As GM in Milwaukee, Melvin ended a 15-year streak of non-winning seasons when the Brewers finished above .500 in 2007, although a late-season slide eliminated them from the NL Central and Wild Card races. In 2008, Melvin moved the Brewers into Wild Card and, briefly, NL Central contention with his bold, mid-season pickup of pitcher CC Sabathia, but another late-season losing streak, which left the Brewers out of contention for their division title and tied for the NL Wild Card, caused Melvin and club owner Mark Attanasio to fire manager Ned Yost with 12 games left in the regular season. Melvin and Attanasio named the Brewers' third base coach Dale Sveum the interim manager for the regular season's final 12 games, and the Brewers clinched the National League Wild Card on the last day of the season, giving the team its first playoff berth since 1982.

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