Craig Counsell Will Retire, Join Brewers Front Office
After 16 seasons in the MLB as a utility infielder, Craig Counsell will retire and join the Milwaukee Brewers front office, according to a tweet from Scott Miller of CBS Sports.
Craig Counsell retiring and moving to Brewers front offfice. Incredible career from ND to '97 Marlins to '01 Dbacks and beyond.—
Scott Miller (@ScottMCBS) January 17, 2012
Counsell, 40, had served as a member of the Brewers since 2007. In six years with Milwaukee he hit .241/.333/.326 with 13 home runs and 130 RBI in 711 games. He also played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he helped the team claim their first-ever World Series championship in 2011, and has had stints with the Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
In 2001 he was named the National League Championship Series MVP for the Diamondbacks before they went on to defeat the New York Yankees in the seventh game of the World Series.