Counsell to remain with Brewers

This good for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Brew Beat

Former big league infielder Craig Counsell said he had removed himself from the running to be the next Tampa Bay Rays manager, in part because he’s enjoying his role as a special assistant to the general manager for the Brewers.

“It’s multiple reasons, and that’s one of them. I’m happy here,” Counsell said. “I don’t really want to go into all of the reasons and make a big story, but basically I’m happy here and I want to keep working here.”

Counsell had been one of 10 candidates to replace departed Rays manager Joe Maddon, and took part in a formal telephone interview as well as a more informal meeting with Tampa Bay officials during General Managers Meetings in Phoenix before informing those officials of his decision to remain in his current post.

Other candidates to interview for the position included Dave Martinez, Ron Wotus, Kevin Cash, Doug Glanville, Charlie Montoyo…

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