The Milwaukee Brewers have extended Craig Counsell's contract through the 2020 season.

The new deal adds three years onto the manager's contract.

"Craig has been a Brewer in the truest sense and is as much a Brewer in here as anyone," David Stearns said. "Craig understands the passion of this fan base."

Counsell just finished his first full season as skipper, going 73-89 -- a five-win improvement from 2015.