Matt Erickson will return as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for an eighth consecutive season, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Tuesday.
The Appleton native has been with the team since 2009, serving as hitting coach for two years before becoming manager in 2011. He led the Timber Rattlers to the Midwest League title in 2012, and brought them back to the playoffs in 2014 and 2016.
As a player, Erickson primarily was an infielder during his 11 seasons in the minor leagues. He appeared in four major-league games for the 2004 Brewers, with his only MLB hit coming off Hall-of-Famer Greg Maddux. He played in the Midwest League in 1998, batting .324 with 4 HR, 64 RBI and 17 SB in 124 games with the Kane County Cougars.
The rest of the 2018 Timber Rattlers coaching staff will be announced at a later date.
In case you missed it: The Timber Rattlers’ home ballpark, Fox Cities Stadium, will be getting a new video scoreboard and other video displays before the start of the 2018 season. You can read about them here.