Last call

• Left-hander Kevin James, who signed a Minor League contract with the Brewers in mid-February, has retired, the team announced.

• If Braun can return to right field on Saturday, Roenicke plans to use Jonathan Lucroy as the designated hitter so backup catcher Martin Maldonado can start with right-hander Wily Peralta. Third baseman Aramis Ramirez could then DH on Sunday, Roenicke said.

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