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Melvin has short list, includes Sveum

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brewers general manager Doug Melvin says he has a short list of candidates for the managerial job, in addition to Dale Sveum,  who guided the team into the playoffs.

  Melvin interviewed Sveum Monday night in Phoenix and told him he would try to let him know about his decision by the end of the week.

  Melvin says because the Brewers franchise is a more attractive club than it was in 2003, he's had some people with previous big-league experience reach out to him to express interest and he feels obligated to speak with them.

  He says all those on his short list have had previous big league experience.

  The general manager is also talking with principal owner mark Attanasio about an extension of his contract, which expires after the 2009 season.

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