Melvin, Macha meet for staff evaluation

Melvin, Macha meet for staff evaluation

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has already wrapped up his annual end-of-season evaluations of the team's manager and coaches, and wouldn't rule out making a decision about manager Ken Macha's future before the Oct. 4 season finale.

"I haven't decided yet," Melvin said. "I really haven't."

Melvin and Macha met for about two hours at Miller Park this week to analyze the season. That's standard operating procedure for Melvin, who meets with members of the coaching staff each year to evaluate players and the individual staff member's own performance.

Macha is finishing the first year of a two-year contract that he signed last October without using an agent. The topic of an extension never came up during his long meeting with Melvin, but neither did the prospect of making a change.

Entering their four-game series against the Phillies, the Brewers were 75-77 and had been formally eliminated from postseason contention.

Melvin will visit the Brewers' instructional league team early next week but will rejoin the Brewers for their season-ending series in St. Louis on Oct. 2-4.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.