Last call

Last call

Last call
• The Brewers announced their plans to unveil a statue of Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker at Miller Park's Home Plate Plaza on Aug. 31. A formal program will begin at 1:30 p.m. CT, with what the team described as a "very limited" amount of standing room seating available at no charge for the general public. Space will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans who attend will need to exit the parking areas after the event and re-enter if they choose to attend that night's game.

Uecker's statue will join those of Hank Aaron, Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig and Robin Yount.

• Manager Ron Roenicke has been impressed with left-hander Manny Parra's return from a 17-day hiatus, due to an impingement in his throwing shoulder. In two appearances since he was sidelined, Parra has worked a pair of scoreless innings with no walks, one hit and two strikeouts.

"The first one, I was really trying to feel it out," Parra said. "But [Tuesday against the Rockies], I let it go a little bit better. It's getting better. ... I feel like I've made some steps as far as my focus. Hopefully, it does translate into [success]."

As the only lefty in the bullpen, Parra could be called upon often during the Brewers' four-game series against Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and the Phillies, which begins Thursday.