The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted David Stearns to president of baseball operations and extended his contract.

Stearns had been Milwaukee's general manager since October 2015. The Brewers won the NL Central with 96 wins last season.

The team also promoted Rick Schlesinger to president of business operations and extended his contract as well.

"David's approach to acquiring, developing and retaining talent has been instrumental in our success, both on the field and in the front office, and we believe it has created a strong foundation that will continue to pay dividends in future years. On the business side, Rick's commitment to elevate the Miller Park experience has led to one of the top fan environments in sports, and we see evidence of that in everything from attendance to growth in corporate partnerships. Together, David and Rick bring great vision to our leadership team. I congratulate both of them on their highly-deserved promotions," owner Mark Attanasio said in a statement.