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Report: Brewers Hire Roenicke as New Manager

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the Milwaukee Brewers have hired Los Angeles Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke to be their new manager.

The person requested anonymity because the team has not yet announced the move. An announcement could come this week.

The 54-year-old Roenicke has been a member of the Angels' coaching staff for the past 11 seasons, including the past five as bench coach. He was seen as a dark horse candidate in the Brewers' search to replace Ken Macha, who was fired after two disappointing seasons.

The Chicago Sun-Times first reported the hiring Tuesday.

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