• Manager Ron Roenicke indicated that he would use the upcoming week of Interleague Games in American League ballparks -- the Brewers are at Kansas City and Minnesota -- to give some of his regular position players a day or two off their feet, using them instead as the designated hitter. Last year, the Brewers promoted Mat Gamel from Triple-A specifically to serve as the DH, but Roenicke said: "With our personnel and our needs right now, I think this is the way to do it."
He left the door open for a change of heart.
• Bench coach Jerry Narron coached third base on Saturday while Ed Sedar attended his father's funeral. Narron coached third for the Orioles in 1994 and for the Rangers from 1995 until he was promoted to interim manager in May 2001.