• Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny will be examined Wednesday by head team physician Dr. William Raasch to determine the cause of his left shoulder injury. Gorzelanny felt "not quite right" in his start against the Pirates last week, then struggled to get loose for a relief appearance Monday and exited the game after two pitches.
"We'll see what we need to do," said Roenicke, who indicated Gorzelanny's status was day to day.
• National League home run leader Pedro Alvarez was out of the Pirates' lineup Tuesday. He entered the day 1-for-20 lifetime against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo.
• First baseman/outfielder Sean Halton, the third player promoted Tuesday with Hellweg and Nelson, could start at first base Wednesday against Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano.
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