Last call

Last call

• The Brewers have penciled in Tom Gorzelanny to start Saturday's game in Seattle in the spot that had been occupied by Tyler Thornburg. Gorzelanny's outing was pushed back three days because he was struck on the left elbow by a line drive in his last start, but he threw a successful bullpen session in San Francisco and was deemed fit to pitch.

Thornburg's status was up in the air as of Thursday morning because of the Brewers' pending roster moves.

• The Brewers' longest-tenured employee celebrated a birthday on Thursday. Barb Stark was in the County Stadium stands for one of the Brewers' first games in 1970 with some girlfriends, one of whom nominated Stark to call the team to ask for a job. She began as a secretary in the Minor League/scouting department, and 43 years later is the team's senior administrator-baseball operations, handling contracts and other administrative matters for general manager Doug Melvin and assistant GM Gord Ash.

"I came in for an interview, and I'm still here," Stark said via telephone from Miller Park, where she was on the job Thursday.

• CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler reported that the Brewers placed right-hander Kyle Lohse on revocable waivers Wednesday, a common practice by teams in August to gauge interest in players. If a team makes a claim before Lohse's waiver period expires Friday, the Brewers could either pull Lohse back, or use a 48-hour window to negotiate a trade with the claiming team. The fact he was placed on waivers does not necessarily indicate a desire by the Brewers to trade the right-hander, who starts Friday night in Seattle.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.