Rickie Weeks Joins Milwaukee Brewers’ Major League Staff
By [Your Name], Sports Correspondent
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers have made a significant staffing decision as they prioritize continuity within the organization. Former Milwaukee infielder Rickie Weeks is set to join the Major League staff, while Pat Murphy is expected to be promoted to manager, according to sources.
Weeks, who played 11 seasons with the Brewers and was a key member of the team that made the National League All-Star team in 2011, will fill the spot left by Murphy’s promotion. This move marks Weeks’ meteoric rise through the coaching ranks, starting with his hire as a player development assistant in February 2022.
The Brewers have yet to confirm either promotion, but Murphy, who has served as Milwaukee’s bench coach for the past eight seasons, is the only candidate mentioned by name since Craig Counsell’s departure for the Cubs last week.
Murphy, a former college coach at Notre Dame and Arizona State, joined the Brewers as bench coach in 2016. He brings a wealth of experience to the managerial role, including a stint as interim manager for the San Diego Padres in 2015, where he compiled a 42-54 record.
When asked about the qualities he was looking for in the next manager, Milwaukee GM Matt Arnold emphasized the importance of finding the best human for the job. He stated, “It’s hard to go wrong when you have someone who scores an ’80’ on the scouting scale as a human. That would be our priority here.”
Murphy’s promotion means he will inherit a coaching staff that remains mostly intact. Brewers owner Mark Attanasio confirmed that all the team’s other coaches have signed contracts to return in 2024. This includes pitching coach Chris Hook, bullpen coach Jim Henderson, and hitting coaches Ozzie Timmons and Connor Dawson, among others.
Joining the coaching staff will be Weeks, who was the second overall pick in the 2003 Draft and played parts of 14 seasons in the Majors. The 41-year-old brings a wealth of experience and a deep connection to the Brewers organization.
Weeks’ addition to the staff further solidifies the Brewers’ commitment to continuity and familiarity within their coaching ranks. With Murphy at the helm and a talented coaching staff in place, the Brewers are poised for continued success in the upcoming season.
As the Brewers finalize their plans and prepare for the new season, fans eagerly await the official confirmation of these promotions and look forward to seeing Weeks and Murphy lead the team to victory.