Counsell, 46, took over as the Brewers' manager in May of 2015. That season he led the team to a 61-76 mark. This season, the Brewers finished 73-89, but were 16-13 through September and October.
Ron Reonicke was fired to make room for Counsell. Houston Astros assistant general manager David Stearns was later named the Brewers' general maanger in place of Doug Melvin. The Brewers also fired pitching coach Rick Kranitz and hired Derek Johnson in October of 2015.
Brewers have called a noon CT press conference with David Stearns & Craig Counsell. Expected to announce a contract extension for Counsell.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) November 11, 2016
As a player, Counsell hit .255 over 16 seasons. He played in Milwaukee for six years.
The Brewers have plans for a press conference at noon [central], according to Brewers beat reporter Adam McCalvy.
The #Brewers have called noon press conference at Miller Park with David Stearns & Craig Counsell. Thinking Craig stays awhile w/extension— Lance Allan (@lanceallan) November 11, 2016