Angels' Ron Roenicke gets Brewers job, source says
Reports out of Milwaukee say that Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke has been given the job as manager of the Brewers. A source close to the team confirmed the reports early Tuesday afternoon. Messages left for Roenicke were not immediately returned. Considered to be Angels Manager Mike Scioscia's right-hand man, Roenicke interviewed for the vacant job last month.
Others known to have interviewed for the job include Bobby Valentine, Bob Melvin and Joey Cora. An official announcement is not expected until the other parties have been notified.
Roenicke is the third coach from the Angels' staff to get a managing job in the last five years, joining former bench coach Joe Maddon, hired by the Tampa Bay Rays after the 2005 season, and pitching coach Bud Black, hired by the San Diego Padres following the 2006 season. Maddon has gone on to win two division titles and an American League pennant in the last three years, while Black and his low-budget Padres battled the world-champion San Francisco Giants to the last day of the season before losing the N.L. West division race.
-- Kevin Baxter
Photo: Ron Roenicke congratulates Mike Napoli in the Angels' dugout. Credit: Harry How/Getty Images