Last call

• Roenicke indicated he would like to ease right-hander Brandon Kintzler into regular duty after Kintzler was activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

"He probably can't be one of those guys who's [pitching] back-to-back [days] right now," Roenicke said. "Hopefully we can get him in, then give him a day off, and get him back to where he'll be pitching how he was. At the beginning [of last year], we were careful with how we used him, but he kept coming to me and saying, 'I'm fine, I want to pitch.' ...

"He showed that he could handle it and pitched really well doing it. He's an important guy, but we need to be back to where we can use him back-to-back days and maybe sometimes three days in a row."

• Schafer, on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring, said he was already doing some light running and hitting, and was on track to be ready well ahead of May 3, the first date he is eligible for reinstatement.

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