• Ramirez's right knee is still less than 100 percent, Roenicke said, but Ramirez had no unusual flare-ups after playing three straight days for the first time since coming off the DL.
"You know, he's battling through this thing," Roenicke said. "It's not like the days I have him out there, he's really good. He wants to play, he knows we need him out there, but it's not 100 percent."
• The Brewers signed right-handed reliever Clay Hensley to a Minor League contract and sent him to Triple-A Nashville, where the 33-year-old took the roster spot opened when the Brewers promoted Donovan Hand to the Major Leagues. Hensley began the year with the Reds' Triple-A club and posted a 4.00 ERA in 15 relief outings before being released May 20. He made 60 appearances last season for the Giants and has appeared in 271 Major League games (49 starts).
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