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MLB managerial moves: Brewers exercise 2015 option, add 2016 option for Ron Roenicke

The move adds a fifth and potential sixth year to his tenure in Milwaukee.

Ron Roenicke was entering the 2014 season as a lame duck manager with the Brewers, as his contract was set to expire following the World Series. That's no longer the case, as the Brewers have exercised his club option for 2015 and added a club option for 2016.

Roenicke is the 16th manager in franchise history (not counting interims Dale Sveum and Roy McMillan) and is sixth on the franchise's all-time list with 486 games at the helm. This season he'll likely pass Del Crandall for fifth on that list, and in 2015 he would pass George Bamberger for fourth. His .521 winning percentage is the third best in franchise history among managers who have covered at least a full season, trailing only Harvey Kuenn (.576) and Buck Rodgers (.549).

Roenicke is 20 games over .500 in three seasons as the Brewers' manager, largely because of a 96-66 campaign in his rookie season in 2011. He's one of two managers ever to lead the Brewers to a division championship in a non-strike-shortened season, and also one of two ever to win a postseason series.

This season Roenicke will manage his 528th game, meaning he'll have managed more games in the big leagues than he appeared in as a player. He was a major leaguer for eight seasons between 1981-88 as a member of six teams.

With this extension, Roenicke and general manager Doug Melvin both have contracts that could expire following the 2015 season.