Last call

• Before Saturday's game, Roenicke acknowledged that the team's decision to carry an extra reliever was related to its continued commitment to Rule 5 Draft pick Wang, who has appeared in only nine games in this season. Wang sports a 12.79 ERA, but the Brewers would have to offer him back to Pittsburgh before sending him to the Minors.

Roenicke said he and the front office were comfortable with using a roster spot on Wang, based on the potential they see in the 22-year-old.

"I think that's obviously the thought is, this is a guy that's going to have value for us, in whatever year that's going to be, whether it's two or three years from now," Roenicke said. "It's a guy that [general manager Doug Melvin] and his group have thought a lot about. That's why we're going to see if we can keep him here."

• Though the Brewers demoted outfielder Logan Schafer to Triple-A Nashville following Friday night's game, Roenicke said he wasn't necessarily disappointed with Schafer's performance in a pinch-hitting role this season. Schafer was batting .190 in 92 plate appearances.

"I think it's really rare to have a young guy come to the big leagues and be able to produce off the bench. It's hardly ever the case," Roenicke said. "What we get from Logan is great defense. He's got value other than what the batting average is."

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