Published On: Wed, Jan 18th, 2012

Counsell joins the Brewers front office more than two decades after his father worked for the team

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Craig Counsell has joined the Milwaukee Brewers front office.

Craig Counsell

He has been named special assistant to the general manager. He is the second Counsell to work in the Brewers front office, as his father worked for the Brewers from 1979 to 1987.

He ended his baseball career after the 2011 season. He played 16 years in the big leagues with the Brewers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins (then Florida Marlins), and Colorado Rockies.

He had a .178 batting average in 107 games last season. But ended his career with a .255 career batting average in 1,624 games.

He won two World Series championships in his career. He was a member of the 1997 Miami Marlins and the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks championship teams.

“I am excited to begin a new challenge in baseball,” said Counsell in a statement. “I look forward to contributing in any way I can to the success of an organization that has been a special part my life for many years.”

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