After "difficult start to the season," Ron Roenicke out as Milwaukee Brewers manager

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have announced Ron Roenicke has been relieved of his duties as manager.

The announcement was made Sunday, May 3rd by Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin.

"This has been a difficult start to the season -- something that we certainly didn't anticipate. Over roughly the last 100 games, we have not performed at the level that we should. It's all about wins and losses, and after the first month of play this year we didn't see the progress and improvement we had hoped for. We appreciate all that Ron has done for our organization and he has handled his duties with great professionalism and dedication. The reasons for our disappointing start are many, but we determined that it's in the best interests of the club to make this move," Melvin said in a statement posted to Twitter by the Milwaukee Brewers late Sunday.

The Brewers will announce Roenicke's replacement at a press conference Monday, May 4th at 10:30 a.m.

In four-plus seasons under Roenicke, the Brewers finished with a 342-331 regular season mark, including 7-18 this year.