Shortstop Alex Gonzalez, fresh off surgery for a torn ACL in his right knee, said he would return home to Miami as soon as he's physically able. Remaining with the team would be too painful.
"I'm supposed to be playing," said Gonzalez, who is out for the season.
Brewers head physician William Raasch will perform another ACL repair on Tuesday, when first baseman Mat Gamel is scheduled for surgery.
Brewers hitters bemoaned another 3 p.m. CT start on Saturday, scheduled because FS Wisconsin had to get it in ahead of FOX's national blackout. The mid-afternoon starts are particularly brutal for hitters because of the shadows and glare at Miller Park.
Roenicke rested veteran shortstop Cesar Izturis on Saturday and said he has a very close eye on the 32-year-old's playing time. Izturis replaced the injured Gonzalez as the Brewers' everyday shortstop.
"We can't have this guy go down. Our depth is not there," Roenicke said. "I want to try to take care of him. I have conversations with him and he tells me he feels great, so it's not a case of him saying, 'I need a day off.'"